New Touch Rugby Sessions for Ladies

Ely Tigers Rugby Club is hosting a series of taster sessions exclusively for women at the Downham Road playing fields and anyone who wants to challenge themselves is invited.

No experience of the game is needed, all that’s required is the willingness to get involved and try something new in 2019.

Experienced coaches will be on hand to guide players through the basics. The sessions will be focussed on touch rugby, the non-contact version of the sport.

Emma Smith, who picked up a rugby ball for the first time in November, said: “The sessions are relaxed, most of us have little or no rugby experience, so we’re learning together. If you have a preconceived image of a female rugby player, you’re more than likely wrong. I’m only 5’2” and I get on OK.! I honestly love it, give it a try – it’s amazing for your fitness and you’ll make new friends straight away.”

Jessica Smith, who also attends the sessions, said: “Touch rugby is the perfect way to get fit and have fun. Everyone is really friendly, and I would recommend it to anyone.”

The sessions take place at the home of Ely Tigers, off Downham Road, in Ely, and run every Wednesday, from 7.30-8.30pm. The first session is free. To find out more, log on to or contact Jonah on 07810 727840

Press release from Ely Tigers Rugby Club

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