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Ripon Women's Team Play their First Matches

1 year ago By Becky Naylor

On Sunday the newly formed Ripon Womens team headed to Barnsley to a tournament to play their first matches.

Newly formed in January of this year the Ripon RUFC 'Bluebelles' women's rugby team had their first ever trip out this Sunday. Attending a development day at Barnsley, some didn't know what to expect having not even picked up a rugby ball before this year.

They approached the day with determination and style, learning along the way and showing a massive amount of promise for next season. Playing against more experienced and well drilled teams they certainly held their own, giving 100% effort all the way through the 4 shorter games. Tries were scored by Dionne Beeby, Dot Frankland and Charlotte Thompson playing 10 a side with a squad of 14, everyone played their part.

The women's team train every Monday from 7pm at Ripon RUFC, alongside the girls section. They are holding an #Innerwarrior event on Monday May 15th from 18.30 til 20.30, in conjunction with the RFU, for all ages of girls (11+) and women for anyone who would like to give rugby a try. Please contact Jay Chester-Bristow via our website ( and she will happily let you have all the information about the event and the women and girls section. Come and join this friendly Rugby Club and give rugby a try!

Twitter @riponrugby @ripongirlsrugby

Updated 07:32 - 26 Apr 2017 by Becky Naylor

Where next?

U18's Yorkshire Cup Final Squad On Sunday the U18s Academy will be playing the Yorkshire Cup Final at Moortown against Sheffield. All support welcome
Welcome to Harrogate Pythons & Knottingley This Saturday we welcome Division 3 Harrogate Pythons to the club who will be playing their Home fixture against Knottingley at Mallorie Park.


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