DMU Women’s Rugby appeals for new members to join their team


By Mel Hawes

De Montfort University Women’s Rugby team are appealing for new members in run up to their preparation for Varsity.

During the current season the team struggled to play a full team with substitutes and, in spite of this, the team won their first match in over a year, beating Coventry University 34-20.

Team captain, Carol Fitzpatrick said: “All the training and theory we have worked on is finally coming together and with every game we are improving so much.”

After experiencing their first win, the girls are looking for new and experienced players to be part of their team, as well as welcoming new social members.

The team have struggled in the past to field a full team due to many of their members being student nurses.

DMU Women’s Rugby believes that in spite of this, it shows that they are open to ‘anyone and everyone’.

There are currently around 20 players that have team memberships and there have been new members thanks to a recruitment drive at the ‘Refreshers fair’ in January.

The aim is for the girls to have a full squad for their varsity match against the University of Leicester, which takes place on March 9.

Carol added: “The road to varsity is getting closer now and we will be training very hard over the next few weeks.”

Training sessions take place on Monday and Thursday evenings and members are encouraged to take part in extra fitness sessions with each other throughout the week.

Non-playing members are welcome as the team also takes part in various fundraising activities throughout the year that do not require any rugby skills.

More information can be found on the teams Facebook page, where prospective members can get in touch with the teams Chairwoman and Captain.

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