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New girls pitch up at Burnley

31 January 2014

  • Burnley Secondary Schools work with Burnley RFC
  • More girls encouraged to play rugby
Girls at Burnley RFC's Pitch Up and Play event

Photo: RFU Archive

A girls’ pitch up and play event at Burnley Rugby Club saw more than 75 girls from three local schools, Blessed Trinity, Unity College and Sir John Thursby's, all giving rugby a go.

With most new to rugby, the girls showed lots of promise and may go on to represent their schools in emerging schools events, as well as swelling numbers at Burnley where they are developing both U13 and U15 girls’ teams.

Burnley Community Rugby Coach, Simon Finnan, said: “Some of the girls who have never played the game before picked it up really quickly and would fit into a team straight away.”

Some of the girls have already been in touch to ask about joining Burnley RUFC, with two attending training that same evening after the pitch up and play.

For more information, contact Simon Finnan on 07988 122186.