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U13s Girls excited for their first game

Castleford RUFC Girls U13s take centre stage on Sunday for their first game together as a brand new team playing at home against Sandal RUFC. The girls have trained well with bags of enthusiasm and they are looking forward to the match, with most of them playing their first ever game of rugby. It should be an interesting - and exciting - day.

Good luck to the girls.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to stage the U15s' and U18s' games in the fixture, as we would normally. However, we continue to recruit and look for increased numbers at training so that we can have the full complement of teams playing as in previous years. Whilst we know that a number of clubs throughout Yorkshire are in a similar situation to us - which is a great shame - we'll continue with our efforts.

As always, we're looking for absolute beginners as well as experienced players. We hope that we can get more girls down to fill the ranks – and to provide the continuity that we require to grow the squads and the club – and for the girls to grow and fulfil their own potential.

We are actively seeking fixtures to add to the ones that we've arranged already and this will help the teams develop and grow.

We emphasise that the rugby has to be fun for everyone. We don’t have leagues and all matches are ‘friendlies’. We want the girls to do well but our ethos is not ‘win at all costs’ and there is something that the girls can learn from concentrating on how well they do as individuals and as a team – as a matter of policy we don’t publish score of games but we do praise performance and attitude. We do put great store on winning with humility and losing with grace but doing both with dignity.

Training is every Wednesday:

U13s (Y7 and 8) 5.30-6.30

U15s (Y9 and 10) 6.00-7.00

U18s (Y11, 12 and 13) 6.45-8.15

For more details contact Steve Ball on 07707927090 or

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