Salisbury RFC has declared its three pitch up and play sessions for girls attending local schools a resounding success after 50 girls tuned up over the course of three successive Sundays.
The sessions were advertised to schools, advertising the events as an introduction to rugby, for girls of all playing abilities.
Unsure of what the response would be, the club announced itself delighted that nearly 50 girls turned up over the three weekends.
One local school teacher even turned up with a minibus full of pupils.
The coaching was undertaken by the club’s regular coaches with assistance from Luke Newton, the men’s 1st team captain.
The final session saw the return of local legend, and ex-England winger, Emily Feltham, who helped new players at the sessions pick up a number of skills. She also helped the current U16 team prepare for its forthcoming fixture.
At the end of the final session, the girls decamped to the clubhouse to enjoy Emily talking about her pathway and life in rugby.
The Salisbury Girls Squad is enjoying a successful year in many ways, with its U16 squad having played its first fixture for many years back in November.