Lionesses look forward to their rugby return

Plans are now in place to re-start rugby practice for the under-13 and under-15 Lionesses at Lewes Rugby Club - based on Covid-19 pathway guidance from the government,

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:30 pm
Lewes Lionesses

The first training session for the Lionesses is planned for this Sunday and the club are keen to encourage as many local girls between the ages of 11 and 15 to start playing grassroots rugby again after a disrupted season.

Before the initial lockdown last March, girls’ rugby was flourishing at Lewes Rugby Club and both the under-13s and under-15s were delivering strong performances against other Sussex teams. But given the recent gap within the rugby sporting calendar, the club are again looking for more local players to join the existing talent as part of an ambitious target of building two full girls’ teams to compete in the county.

Paul Johnson, under-15 coach, said: “As everyone knows, it has been a challenging year for all sports and there has been limited opportunity to build on the successes of the previous season with the Lionesses.

“Many girls that joined the team a few years back are now playing at under-15 level so we are really searching for girls between 11 and 13 to grow another brilliant under-13s team. It would be great if local schools in and around Lewes can pass the word on to pupils that would like to try their hand at

Lewes Rugby Club, as the training sessions are great fun and offer great opportunities for being active, social and competitive’.

Training for the girls’ team starts at 10.30am this Sunday – see more at the Lewes Rugby Club website.