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Women's rugby team returns to Windsor after 20 years

Women's rugby team returns to Windsor after 20 years

Francis Batt

Women's rugby team returns to Windsor after 20 years

Women's rugby has come to Windsor.

The town has had its own club since April thanks to Kelly Ramsay.

The 21-year-old, who works for a PR company, became hooked on the game while at university in rugby mad Twickenham

She said: "I trained there but never played a complete game.

"Then I started going to Windsor Rugby Club and decided it was time for a women's team in the town.

"There was one 20 years ago but as there is nothing now I went on Facebook and soon there were 20 members."

The team - which calls itself the Windsor Dames - trains at Home Park every Wednesday from 7.30pm, and has already competed in two 7’s tournaments and a 15 a side game against Reading Abbey. The next game is a three way fixture at Maidenhead against the hosts and Abbey.

Kelly, who lives in Clarence Road, wants another 10 members.

The ex-Windsor Girls' School pupil said she has had full support from the existing rugby club’s management and male rugby players.

She said: "Part of the appeal is that it is different from the stereotype of women's sport.

"Of course there are the knocks and bruises you have to get used to.

"But it is the technical skill and the enthusiasm that matters, just like in the men's games."

Anyone interested is welcome to join in at the next training session.

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