Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form College players get Saracens training session
Women's players get professional input
Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form College women’s rugby players have been put through their paces by Saracens Ladies.
The students have been introduced to rugby union this season, and their commitment to the introduction of the sport was rewarded by the RFU with the workshop.
The training session was organised by Tyrrells, the title partner of the women’s top division of rugby in this country, the Tyrrells Premier 15s, and saw 30 players, including from Haverhill’s Samuel Whitbread Academy, attend to receive expert guidance from Saracens’ Anna Stodter, Anna Goddard and Bronwen Jackson Turner.
The workshop started with a warm-up training session, led by the Sarries stars, and was followed by a friendly match between the colleges, with the pros acting as coaches to offer tactics and advice to the sides.
Ellie Levitt, a Hills Road player, said: “It was an inspirational opportunity to be given help and advice from the Saracens players, having their input has encouraged me even more to develop my game.”
Jackson Turner said: “It was great to meet all of the students and take part in the workshop – to see all of them enjoying rugby and help with some tips and advice. If we can inspire more of these young women to play rugby regularly, that would be fantastic.”
Sarah Lawson, marketing manager at Tyrrells, added: “As the official crisp of England Rugby and title partner of Tyrrells Premier 15s, we’ve made it our mission to inspire more young women to consider playing rugby.
“Throughout the year, we’ll be holding workshops, just like this one, across the country with the aim of getting more girls interested in the sport and potentially playing at a professional level one day.”