Encouraging turnout for new Castleford RUFC ladies rugby team

Castleford RUFC are pleased with the turnout for their first senior ladies team’s training session.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:49 am
Castleford RUFC Ladies at their first training session.

Among the 11 players to take the first steps onto the field ahead of a possible first season in senior rugby for Castleford Ladies in 2021 there were former players from successful junior sides run by the club and three without any previous links to the club.

“It was a great first session for the new team with old and new faces,” explained Castleford’s women and girls rugby co-ordinator Stephen Ball.

“We’ve managed to offer a placement for a Leeds Beckett University student to be the sports therapist for the Ladies and she joined in without any prior rugby knowledge or experience. We had another two who hadn’t been associated with the club before.

“One thing that I hope that we can get is the video of our line-out work where the first pod caught the ball from the hooker’s throw and passed it on to the next pod who caught it in the air and passed it to the last pod who caught it – a great demonstration of teamwork and confidence in your teammates.

“It’s something that always goes down well when someone is new to rugby – lifting or being lifted in a line-out! There’s the fear factor, the weird feeling of being up in the air and being supported by two others and then the sense of achievement when it comes together and the ball is caught from a throw – all learned in less than 10 minutes if you do it right! Something to build on.”