Give it a try! Rugby team wants more players after training finally resumes

Give it a try! Rugby team wants more players after training finally resumes

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

ORMSKIRK Ladies Rugby Club have resumed training after a long absence due to lockdown – and they are appealing for locals to join them!

The club met up for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 11 and were even joined by two local councillors, Nikki Hennessy and Deputy Leader of West Lancashire Borough Councils, Yvonne Gagen.

The two local politicians, who are both 60, claim their age was no barrier and are urging others to try it out!

Cllr Hennessy said: “I was delighted to be asked to come along to the early morning session. I must admit I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for but I showed up in the rain, the weather was miserable but the company certainly was not.

“The ladies were very friendly and I soon felt as if I was back doing my army service!

“Burpees, sit ups and shuttle runs were all done with a groan and a laugh. The camaraderie was great.

“ No one was left behind or felt awkward. Both me and Yvonne turned 60 last year so I think it shows that even at 60 you can still join in.

“I want to thank all the team for making us feel so welcome in particularly my daughter Sophia for delivering the session and to the team captain Sophie Rogers for the great job she does in supporting the team.”

Training session take place on a Wednesday at 4pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.

For more information, call 07825 702 036.

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