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Meet The Team: Imogen Pitcher

Meet The Team: Imogen Pitcher

By Alex Bunn
14 November 2019
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Youngster Imogen shares some insider info.


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Imogen, 2019

One of our more junior members, Imogen joined Lakenham last season at the tender age of 17. Shy at first, she has really come out of her shell over the past year and is known to be one of the most outgoing, sociable, and talkative members of the group. Her diminutive size is really just a deception and she manages to give and take the big ones every week.

Name: Imogen Pitcher aka "Izzy"
Age: 18
Position: Second Row

When did you start playing rugby and why?
I started playing rugby in year 7 in high school, I never really thought about giving rugby a try until my high school team desperately needed players.

Can you remember your first training session or game with Lakenham?
Yes the first training session was very daunting for me, moving up to women's rugby from youth is quite scary but the ladies at Lakenham made me very welcome.

What do you like to eat before a match?
I don’t tend to eat before a match I’m way to nervous to eat.

How do you calm your pre-match nerves?
On the drive to the game I like to have my music on full blast and sing and dance on the way.

What training sessions or drills do you like best?
I love the tackling drills, I’m not a very confident tackler so like the tackling sessions to gain my confidence.

What qualities are most important for succeeding in your position or rugby in general?

  • Communication in the scrum to make sure its always safe and you feel comfortable.
  • Confidence in the whole scrum .

What has been your favourite rugby social?
The Christmas social because it was my first ever social with the team.

What do you do outside of rugby?
Living my youth life and mainly clubbing every weekend but never the night before a match.

Finally, can we have two truths and one lie?

  1. At the start of a training session I broke my scaphoid bone but continued the session then went to hospital after the session.
  2. I did a tandem skydive but found that too scary so done a solo skydive.
  3. I have a level 1 qualification in skiing.

Head down to Woodbridge to see our ladies in action on Sunday, or come along to one of our training sessions, Tuesday nights from 7pm. Just turn up in warm clothing, boots if you have them (otherwise trainers will do), and a 'can do' attitude.

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