Novocastrians RFC Ladies Division is a welcoming and friendly team who are always keen to get new players on board. Whether you’ve never laced up a pair of boots, play another sport currently or want to return to the game there’s a space for you here.
We are very lucky to have built a strong base of players allowing us to field two league sides but we’re always keen to get new players on board. Our 1st XV play in Championship North and the 2nd XV in NC North 2 East. This allows players of all abilities, ages and experience to get regular game time in the environment best suited to them.
Two of our players who have joined us this season came through Inner Warrior camps and have shared a little bit about their experience at the club!
Jess says, “I was convinced that I wouldn’t enjoy playing rugby as much as watching and continually said that I didn’t fancy “being thrown into the ground for 80 minutes every Sunday”. Nevertheless, my dad was persistent and when he saw that Novos were advertising for an Inner Warrior event he begged me to give it a shot; promising that if i didn’t like it he would let it rest. So I went along on a sunny Saturday afternoon... little did I know that this was the beginning of my love for playing rugby.”
Since joining us she has regularly started for our second team and has thrown herself in to the excellent social side the team also offers!
Rachel made the change from another sport and gave us this insight.
“After playing netball for 15 years it was time for a change for me. I decided upon rugby for its similarities to netball, a tactical ball handing team sport requiring agility and speed. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did but it’s thanks to the welcoming nature of the club and the arena created where beginners are welcome to try and practice skills in a safe and fun environment. There’s a place within Novos for all standards to train and play and develop to become the best they can be. I’m thoroughly enjoying my first rugby season and looking forward to many more. Oh, and tackling isn’t as painful as I originally thought it would be, it’s actually fun!
As you can see there’s a space for everyone! So come and join us on Sunday 21st January at 1:30pm and get stuck in!
Updated 15:02 - 22 Jan 2018 by Fran Mockford