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Diss Rugby Club to host England Rugby’s Inner Warrior training session

Diss Rugby Club are the latest club to have joined England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign.

The initiative is designed to offer women a less daunting way of broadening their horizons as it encourages women to step out of their comfort zone with a fun introduction into taking up the sport.

Since the start of January 2017, more than 10,000 women across the country have given rugby a try at their local Warrior Camp, and now Diss are putting on a session at Mackenders on Wednesday, May 22 (7pm).

Roydon, Norfolk. Training for the Diss Vixens at Diss Rugby Club. (10026675)
Roydon, Norfolk. Training for the Diss Vixens at Diss Rugby Club. (10026675)

Vicky Macqueen, former England Rugby international, said of the initiative: “Rugby is a team sport and so the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with that is awesome for confidence and a sense of belonging.

“The physical benefits are brilliant too, you will get stronger, leaner, faster and healthier and this in turn has a positive impact on your mental health. Rugby makes you feel good about yourself, especially after the endorphins released from playing the game.

“I owe many friendships, personal achievements and my physical fitness and health to the sport of rugby, and I am all about inspiring more and more people to pick up a ball and give it a try.”

Meanwhile, Steve Grainger, Rugby Football Union director of rugby development, added: “Inner Warrior has proven to be a great success and we are excited for women to have the opportunity to get involved and try something new and exciting at our Warrior Camps based at their local rugby clubs.”

Diss Rugby Club’s female teams enjoyed a successful 2018/19 season, winning Under-13 Shield, Under-15 Plate and Under-18 Shield competitions.

For more information on Inner Warrior visit www.englandrugby.com/innerwarrior or contact session organiser James Stanley on jamesstanley2035@gmail.com

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