Winning Start for Girls' Rugby Team
10 Oct 2018
The girls' rugby team won its first match against a combined team involving players from King Edward VII and Dixie Grammar Schools.
The game was hosted by Ashby RFC and featured players from local rugby clubs as well as others who were new to the sport and wanted to have a go at something new.
Ashby came out winners in the match which was played in good spirit on both sides and, most importantly, was a chance for the girls to get active and have fun with their team mates.
PE teacher Ricky Wickwar said: "Leonie Beckford played magnificently and was a real team leader, leading by example. Darcie Edmunds embodied the true spirit of rugby by helping all players out from both teams. Tilly and Madison, who are both footballers normally, took to the rugby pitch likd they had played for years, with a lot of big runs and hits."
The girls' team will compete in a county cup competition later in the year.