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Shoreham Rugby FC launches new girls’ section

Shoreham Rugby FC launches new girls’ section

Categories: This Girl Can

Friday 12 November 2021

Shoreham Rugby Football Club (RFC) are encouraging girls to get active and give rugby a try by launching a new girls’ section, aiming to train girls of all abilities from ages 5 to 17 on Sundays from 11.30am at Buckingham Park, Shoreham, BN43 6BA.

To support this new club initiative Shoreham RFC have signed a sponsorship deal with Worthing jewellery business Shiny Bomb which enables them to partner up with Rhapsody Rugby to deliver coaching and mentorship to Shoreham's coaches, as well has helping with recruiting new players from the local schools by offering free training sessions to schools.

Shiny Bomb founder Siobhan Jones believes in independence, confidence, and empowerment among young women. Siobhan wanted to give back to the local community and help young women so when she heard that a local rugby club, Shoreham RFC - an RFU accredited club and This Girl Can supporter (a Sport England initiative to encourage women to be active), were looking to create a new dedicated girls team, she jumped at the chance to get involved.

Keen to help make this a success, Siobhan has agreed with Shoreham RFC that Shiny Bomb will fully sponsor and fund the program, which is much more than just buying team shirts. Shiny Bomb is providing thousands of pounds in sponsorship money to employ RFU trained coaches that are going into local schools in West Sussex to provide girls with taster sessions and training that will not only teach girls a fabulous sport but also provide the opportunity to learn discipline, respect, teamwork and offer the chance to build long lasting friendships with their teammates at Shoreham RFC.

The Shoreham Girls’ rugby pathway is very much in its infancy but through this significant investment it is hoped that a generation of local girls can benefit from playing sports which benefits both physical and mental health.

Shoreham Rugby are also working in partnership with Active Sussex and the This Girl Can Sussex Network to ensure that they can spread the word and get the right messages out to girls about being more active and trying rugby as a sport.

If you know any girls aged 5 to 17 who might be interested in trying rugby please visit shorehamrugby.co.uk for more information or contact them directly by emailing info@shorehamrugby.co.uk or joinus@shorehamrugby.co.uk.