Rugby ladies throw themselves back into training

Competitive games may still be a while off but in the meantime the ladies are just glad to get the ball rolling.

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Oban Lorne Ladies RFC have been getting back into the swing of things over the last couple of weeks as training resumes at Glencruitten.

And, with a little help from social media, numbers are on the rise.

‘We had a couple of sessions with only four regulars but as soon as our social media experts starting posting more, we have had plenty of new faces,’ said player and club aficionado Lucy Stewart.

‘Last Tuesday, April 13, we had 18 players altogether. We have been focusing on the basics – working on getting fitter and doing simple passing drills for example.’

Lucy and the squad are now urging past players and complete beginners to go along and join in the fun.

‘Now is the perfect time to start as there is no pressure for newbies to play games,’ she added.

‘We hope to build on numbers by getting more ladies to have the confidence to come along and have a run around. They’d be welcomed with opened arms (from a distance in the mean time).’

Competitive games may still be a while off but in the meantime the ladies are just glad to get the ball rolling.

‘We are very excited to get back on the pitch but know it will be a while before that can happen, so for now we will concentrate on getting fit and having fun,’ said Lucy.

Oban Lorne Ladies RFC train on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-7pm at the rugby club. A sign-in sheet for track and trace is in operation.