28th Oct, 2016

Kenilworth launch new women’s rugby team

Leamington Editorial 16th Jul, 2015 Updated: 13 hours ago

KENILWORTH are one of the most established Rugby clubs in the area and this summer they are set to expand with the introduction of a new women’s team.

England Rugby are encouraging more women to take up the game ahead of the World Cup later this year and now Kenilworth have something on offer for females after creating a new team this summer.

Having recognised the need to create more opportunities to allow females to actively participate in sport within the area, a group of experienced players came together to create the new team.

And whilst all skill and ability levels are welcome to join, a primary aim is to work with new players who would like to try rugby for the first time, as well as under-18s who are moving towards the contact version of the sport.

“The club will be creating a safe and friendly environment where every player will be made to feel welcome and valued,” said head coach Tim Burden, who has 24 years experience of coaching rugby.

“I am feeling very excited and enthusiastic about this new venture. Coaching women’s rugby and seeing ordinary women achieve greatness by playing excellent rugby brings so much joy to me and I am committed to making this a great success.

While Kenilworth have had an established girls tag rugby side for some time now, there has not been an opportunity for the older girls to make the transition into contact until now.

Kenilworth club chairman, Peter Blakeman, added: “This could be the missing part of the jigsaw and I am delighted that the ladies chose to set up at Kenilworth.

“I feel that the timing is right for the club and the establishment of a new section within the club falls in line with our current ambition.”

For more information about the team or to join email Caroline Spence on ladies@kenilworthrugby.co.uk.