Right now, the biggest women’s rugby event of the sporting calendar, the Rugby World Cup, is taking place in Ireland. And if you’ve found you’ve been inspired by watching England’s mighty Red Roses storm to victory over both Spain and Italy, but haven’t known where to start with rugby, you’re in luck – England Rugby’s Warrior Camp taster sessions are BACK.
(Blog readers may remember I tried out one of these sessions back in May, hosted by England squad fly-half, Sarah McKenna, and U19s player, Emma Uren. It was a blast. You can read about it HERE.)
Whether you’ve previously played rugby or have no rugby experience whatsoever (and haven’t got a clue about the rules), the Warrior Camps – which are FREE to attend – are a brilliant, non-intimidating way to get a taste of what contact rugby is all about. You can walk in as a newbie and know you’re in friendly, safe hands. Then walk out feeling like a badass. YESS!
173 Warrior Camps will run at Rugby clubs across the country from this Friday 18 August until 3 September.
What should I expect from a Warrior Camp?
Expect a fun, muddy session that incorporates fitness (don’t panic, you don’t need to be match fit) and a cool intro to the basics of rugby – from passing and throwing to tackling.
Here’s what you do and don’t need:
Experience playing rugby
Knowledge of the rules
Youth (any age from 18 is welcome!)
Trainers or boots
Find the closest Warrior Camp to you and unleash your Inner Warrior by visiting www.englandrugby.com/innerwarrior.