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Girls’ Rugby Training with England Star

Date Posted: 13/01/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Girls’ rugby at QE has been revived, with coaching from England player Tamara Taylor. Tamara is coaching weekly sessions for both 1st and 2nd year girls who want to get involved. 

Student, Erin Alexander, says:

“Girls’ rugby has successfully increased participation in sport in College and has given girls the opportunity to try a sport which they may not have had chance to do otherwise. Although the sessions are aimed at gaining new skills, they are always great fun, especially when it’s muddy!”

The girls had the opportunity to train with Darlington Mowden Park Sharks before watching their premiership women’s game against Saracens. The morning training session involved working with members of the women’s team, many of whom also play for England, to improve technique and gain valuable advice on the game.

Daneille Murdock really enjoyed training with the Sharks and comments:

“I have only recently taken an interest in rugby.  Having the opportunity to be coached by Tamara who has been so successful in women’s rugby has definitely made me want to continue playing as she is a great role model and has inspired me.”

QE has strong links with Darlington Mowden Park and girls’ rugby will continue to develop as female interest in the sport grows within the College.