THE NEXT FREE INNER WARRIOR CAMP KICKS OFF 1915 AT WINCHESTER RFC ON WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY, AS THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (RFU) CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY TO TAKE UP RUGBY.
Winchester RFC womens contact Caitlin Mort says:
"Rugby offers an opportunity for people of all shapes, sizes and skill sets to play and not only welcomes, but genuinely requires diversity. It’s about forging friendships through a common bond and personal challenges that offer unique accomplishments.
This is a sport that empowers women and girls to discover what makes them strong, and to unleash their inner toughness. Surprise yourself and give it a try. All you will need to take part is a pair of trainers, your usual workout gear and a ‘have a go’ attitude... "
The Inner Warrior campaign, now in its third year has seen more than 18,000 women attend a camp to date. New for 2020, the RFU is supportingclubs across England.
These sessions will be led by an RFU qualified coach, who will be on hand to share their expertise and to ensure a safe and enjoyable playing environment for all, giving women a greater opportunity to try the sport out for free, and improve their fitness, confidence, skills and relationships.
“It can often be daunting to try a new sport or get the motivation needed to go along to the gym for the first time,” said Red Roses captain Sarah Hunter. “That’s why warrior camps are the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, and as a result you can have fun and get fit all at the same time. Warm up activities, learning passing and catching skills, as well as fitness drills are combined to create unique and exciting sessions.”
In addition to this, the RFU has also introduced the Inner Warrior Series for new and developing women’s teams, offering the opportunity for teams to compete and continue to grow without committing to being a part of a league.