Yorkshire Carnegie’s community department are running an open evening for girls aged 14+ at Bradford Salem on Tuesday 20th March,4pm-6.30pm.

The open training session is free to attend and is open to players of all abilities and those who have never played the game before.  Food and refreshments will be provided and the session will involve training and games followed by an RFU presentation on women’s and girls rugby which is open to both players and parents.

The open session follows work by the Yorkshire Carnegie community team in schools and community centres in Bradford over the past 10 weeks. They have been providing accessible rugby sessions to traditionally under-represented groups, with a primary focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The aim is to then transition new players and volunteers into Bradford Salem, one of Yorkshire’s grassroots rugby clubs.

The main aim of the session is to assist the layers the community team have been working with, to transition them from the delivery centres to a local club, in this case Bradford Salem RUFC, where they will be able to continue playing.

The delivery is part of Project Rugby, an initiative from Premiership Rugby, which aims to engage new audiences with rugby and stimulate a lifelong interest in the game.

Project Rugby is designed to increase participation in the game by people from traditionally underrepresented groups:  black, Asian and minority ethnic people, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people.

For more information email community@yorkshirecarnegie.com or call Sam Kerry on 07585661531.