The Leicester Tigers women’s and girls’ rugby programme will take another step in its journey with an open trial – for current players and athletes in other sports who want to see what rugby has to offer – on November 24.
A Tigers Women’s team had its first fixture last week when Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium hosted a match against Edinburgh University, one of the leading teams from university and college rugby, last weekend.
Vicky Macqueen, head of the women’s programme, said that game will act as a “starting point” in the journey towards establishing a Tigers Women’s team at league level.
Looking ahead to the trial session at Tigers’ Oval Park training base, she said: “Now we want to take that forward and this first trial is a fantastic opportunity for all women to come along and see what it’s all about.
“We are particularly looking to welcome any sportswomen and athletes who presently play other sports who want to give rugby a go and work with us on bringing their transferable skills to this new and exciting opportunity.
“This is a great opportunity for any female sportspeople to get involved at the start of an exciting period for Tigers.”
The women’s trial will take place on the evening of Wednesday, November 24, from 7.00pm, with a focus on overall athletic attributes including speed, power and strength as well as game-related skills such as spatial awareness and communication.
No rugby experience is required but attendees must be aged 18 by the start of next season (September 1, 2022).