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Get Inspired this weekend

At a time when we all need to be a little more active and get out of our comfort zone the BBC Sport site Get Inspired: How to get into rugby union - BBC Sport provides a lot of the reasons why Rugby Union is what might be a well-worn phrase but is none the less true, a sport for all shapes and sizes. Their video (on the link to the Get Inspired site) highlights why it is a popular game open to all.

This weekend highlights the progress that the club is making on expanding its opportunities for participating in sport and, in particular, rugby union, and at our club. We have the Castleford RUFC Ladies’ Allianz Inner Warrior Day from 12.00-1.30 followed by a friendly match between the 1XV and Selby, KO 2.00.

It’s the fifth week of training for the new Ladies’ team and whilst it is going well we’re looking for more players all the time. The emphasis of our training sessions is on fun in a relaxed and supportive environment but with a willingness to improve fitness and skill levels. We’re looking forward to playing matches against other clubs shortly.

The Seniors' training has gone well with good attendance since we have come out of lockdown and recruitment has been encouraging. The squad are looking forward to a game played under the 15-a-side adapted laws (with no scrums and mauls).

We do hope that everyone enjoys the day and the social side of the club, which is so important to the players, teams and club as a whole.

However, we must repeat the current off-field guidance issued by the RFU and Sport England around visitors to the club and spectators. Spectators are now permitted both indoors and outdoors. In summary;

  • people can meet indoors in groups of six from mixed households or two households,

  • the club can serve alcohol for consumption on the premises but customers must be seated when ordering both food and/or drink when being served.

  • customers must remain seated whilst consuming food or drink,

  • outdoors, all spectators should maintain social distancing and should stick to their groups of up to 30.

  • there cannot be any groups larger than 30 people

  • while there can be more than one group of 30, it is important there is clearly defined space between groups and they do not join with another group to make it 60, 90 etc.

  • spectators should minimise shouting or raising their voices as there is an additional risk of infection where people are shouting or singing in close proximity to others.

The Seniors train Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.00-8.30 pm.

The Ladies train Thursdays from 7.15-8.30 pm.

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