Rugby ladies inspired during Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week

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Oban Lorne RFC Ladies celebrated Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week by asking their senior players to come up with five reasons why they play rugby.

The initiative was part of the #shecanshewill campaign and was run through the Oban Lorne RFC Facebook page.

Five examples of why the women’s team enjoy rugby were:

‘Playing rugby builds my confidence.’

‘Playing has increased my fitness levels and strength.’

‘Spending time with other strong inspiring women who support one another fully and encourage each other.’

‘It helps me focus and clear my mind especially after a tough day at work.’

‘There is a place for everyone on the pitch, no matter your shape, size or background.’

One of the organisers, Veronica Speirs, told The Oban Times: ‘Recently the women’s team have had a lot of new members, which is brilliant. This is due to lots more social media coverage, bringing friends along and chatting to people while out and about.

‘The photograph was taken on a horrible wet stormy night and despite the weather everyone still had great fun and thankfully no-one was put off or disheartened, with everyone coming to training again two days later.’

Anyone interested in joining the Oban Lorne Ladies rugby team should turn up at training on a Tuesday and Thursday night at the rugby club in Glencruitten from 6pm to 7pm.

Photograph (NO_T45_ObanLorneRFCLadies): A horrible, wet, miserable night and Oban Lorne Ladies still turned out for training.