Diss Vixens hoping to be part of Super League revolution

Diss Vixens are keen to take advantage of the increased interest in women's rugby. Picture: Diss RFC

Diss Vixens are keen to take advantage of the increased interest in women's rugby. Picture: Diss RFC - Credit: Diss RFC

Diss Vixens are looking to the future as they bid to become part of a new national women's 'Super League.

The English RFU yesterday announced the 10 women's rugby clubs which would be invited to take part in the Super League competition from this September.

Diss have ambitions of being part of it one day, confirming that increased interest in the women's game at a national level is now attracting new players and supporters locally, with the Vixens looking to play a central part in East Anglia in recruiting and developing new players for the club locally and potentially Super League rugby in the future.

Sarah Mclean, from Diss Vixens, said: 'Diss Vixens is playing its part in developing a new generation of players who potentially could play in the Super League in years to come.

'Therefore, if you are aged 11-18 and haven't played rugby before or maybe played some rugby at school, but wondering what the next step is, then come down to Diss Rugby Club to see what we can offer.

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'Whatever your experience, we would love you to come down for fun fitness session on April 2 from 11am-1pm. You will be able to join in with current players, learn the game, get fit, all under the guidance of expert coaches.'

The increased popularity and success of women's rugby in England follows the Red Roses' success of winning the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2014 and Great Britain playing in the first sevens competition of the Olympic Games last year in Rio.

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This season has also seen the RFU announce its ambitions to double the number of women and girls playing rugby to 50,000 and the arrival of 15-a-side professional contracts ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Women's Rugby World Cup in August this year.

'Women's rugby is currently flourishing in the UK, with more players coming into the sport at an early age, more matches being played, even possible careers available for the most talented at the elite end of the rugby spectrum,' said Mclean. 'Rugby is a great game for all ages and fitness levels, so find out what you have been missing on April 2.'

For more information email dissvixens@gmail.com or call Sarah on 07506 854361.

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