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School Sport: Girls enjoy rugby day at Barking

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 October 2017

Girls shelter from the rain at a special rugby day at Barking

Girls shelter from the rain at a special rugby day at Barking

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Barking Rugby Club hosted a special day of rugby for over 100 schoolgirls at their Gale Street base last Friday.

Pupils from Barking Abbey, Eastbury, Eastbrook, Greatfields, Goresbrook, Jo Richardson, Riverside and Robert Clack attended, despite the rain.

And they were taught the basics of rugby in the morning, before finishing with a game of touch rugby before lunch.

The contact side of the game was covered in the afternoon session and a festival will now be held on October 17.

Clare Bond said: “It was a fantastic day full of rugby. It was absolutely pouring, so I was a little apprehensive about how much the girls would enjoy it.

“Robert Clack had 13 girls from years 10 to 12 assigned to different schools. They had previously completed a rugby ready course to prepare them for running the day alongside the guys from the RFU.”

Training is held at Barking on Mondays (6.30-7.30pm).

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