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Why not get down and dirty this winter


IT’S THAT time of year again where setting new goals for the year ahead is the name of the game, and playing rugby is the perfect 2018 challenge, providing a workout and a great laugh – exactly what is needed in the cold weather.
To encourage women kickstart their fitness routine, Hornsea Rugby Club at The Hollis Recreation Ground, is hosting a ‘Warrior Camp’ for any women interested in trying the sport on Monday, January 22, from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Hornsea Rugby Club wants to empower women to find, connect with and free their inner warrior spirit by giving rugby a try and experiencing the dynamic, exhilarating sport of rugby for the first time within a fun-packed, commitment-free environment.
The Warrior Camps aim to encourage more women and girls to play contact rugby, teaching participants key introductory skills and drills within a non-committal, social and fun environment. Participants will be introduced to the basics of rugby, including passing, kicking and tackling, along with enjoyable fitness routines.
You might not know this, but there is no better time than winter for playing sport outside. From thawing those winter blues, relieving to stress and increasing your toughness, to a handy and timely boost to the immune system, using oxygen more efficiently and boosting your metabolism.
Women’s attitudes towards sport, and rugby in particular, have evolved over the past few years. Research shows that they want physical activity to satisfy a number of needs: from contributing to a healthier lifestyle, to learning new skills and becoming the very best version of themselves.
England Rugby is launching the next wave of its Inner Warrior campaign in January 2018 after a successful first year gave a huge boost to grassroots women’s rugbyparticipation.
Since England Rugby launched its Inner Warrior campaign in January 2016, over 10,500 women attended Inner Warrior camps nationwide throughout the year, far exceeding the RFU’s initial target of 8,000. Of those women, 3,500 had never picked up a rugby ball before.
The influx of new participants into the women’s game has led to the creation of 41 new female contact rugby club teams this season, showing the growing interest and demand from budding female players feeling inspired to take up contact rugby.
Women interested in attending a Warrior Camp between January 12-28 should visit www.englandrugby.com/InnerWarrior to find their local event.

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