Gorey RFC recently held a ‘Give It a Try’ training session for young girls aged 6-12 years old, as part of the Leinster Rugby Roadshow.

Led by Jennie Bagnall, Women’s Development Officer (WDO), and Daisy Earle, Gorey RFC Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO), over 60 girls came out to the club to give rugby a try.

The club’s mini co-ordinator, Eoin Canavan, and girl’s rugby co-ordinator Ann McGivern, along with members of Gorey RFC senior women, U18s, and U16s teams were all on hand on the day as there were numerous pods to follow the latest government guidelines.

The youths and senior teams are important role models for girls who are starting out in the game. They themselves were amazed by the number of girls in attendance, delighted to see girls’ rugby becoming popular in the local area.

After the ‘Give It A Try’ session, Gorey RFC’s first female president, Trysh Sullivan, and the captain of the women’s team, Ciara Tomkins, raised the 20×20 flag in support of the 20×20 initiative to increase support and coverage of the women’s and girls’ teams in the club.

Gorey RFC mini’s training takes place every Sunday morning from 9.45am-11.30am, starting from five years of age. New members are always welcome. You can contact mini co-ordinator Eoin Canavan at 087-6773472.