Shelford Rugby Club is now an official supporter of This Girl Can, Sport England’s excellent initiative that aims to inspire more women to get active and show that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.
Shelford has been a really progressive club for a number of years, however our support for keeping women and girls active has really accelerated over recent years, particularly through our booming Womens and Girls rugby sections.
After a two year period, in which our Women’s section grew from just eight players to over fifty, the uptake in the women’s programme has seen a snowball effect, with more people wanting to join up. We’re now able to offer rugby for girls and Women of all ages. Speaking to the local press, Director of rugby Will Cotterill said “The club is very proud that we can offer a rugby programme for girls right the way through to women.”
As such, it’s only fitting that we formalize our mission to provide rugby for all and encourage health and well being for the whole community by formalizing our links with This Girl Can.
Becoming an official supporter of This Girl Can is just the beginning! Watch this space as we look to start rolling out more activities and opportunities for women to get active.
If you would like to be involved in our delivery of Sport England’s This Girl Can programme, please contact community@ShelfordRugby.co.uk