Preston Grasshoppers girls team are helping young girls to get back to normal life after lockdown.Advertisement
With training sessions for those aged 11-18 every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm and Sunday at 10:30-11:50am, it gives girls the opportunity to come together and maintain their mental and physical health.
They train at Preston Grasshoppers on the main artificial grass pitch, which is one of England Rugby’s flagship pitches.
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Katy Megster’s 12-year-old daughter plays regularly and is loving it.
She said: “She really struggled in the past with anxiety but is thriving now. We have seen a big change in her. I am so proud of how far she has come. I really think training twice a week with such a positive bunch of girls and coaches has been amazing for her.”
The girls are trained, coached and encouraged not just expected to know what to do. They improve their team skills, fitness and hand-eye coordination.
The U18 team is currently full, but U15 there are only four players, so not enough for a team. Their matches are touch rugby only, and they are hoping to get more players, but everyone trains together.
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There are currently about 40 girls who train regularly.
The only equipment required is boots and gum shield and the first few sessions are free.
After that it is £100 per year. Less than £2 per week.
For more information, call: 07909844007.
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