Rugby Lionesses started the 2013/14 season in NC Midlands 2 in emphatic style with a 60 points to 5 victory over Cheltenham Civil Service Ladies. This is the Lionesses first year in the Midlands league and they played with pride to show the hard effort that they have all put in over the last two years and particularly pre-season training.
The points started after only 6 minutes as Captain Gemma Booker crashed through the Cheltenham defence from 10 meters out to cross the whitewash, converted by Hayley Kavanagh, followed 4 minutes later by another, this spurred on the Team and the points started to come in from a great display of forward and back play, with hard and fast running lines, passing to supporting runners and 15 ladies playing for the 'pride' of representing The Rugby Football Club and the crests history embroidered on their shirts.
Scores came from Outside Centre Michelle Ponter (2), Winger Brittany Demer (2), Lock Sophie Kowaleskwa-Fry (1), Lock Liz Moore (2), Scrum Half Natalie Morris (1) and as started by Captain/Inside Center Gemma Booker with a brace of scores. 5 out of the 10 tries were converted by Fly Half Hayley Kavanagh and Full Back Kerry Jackson.
Debutant Lionesses Jenn Brady (Flanker) and Amanda Spall (Prop) both played a part in the game and were Lionesses from start to finish. Coaches Roger Weddell and Barry Rees said they were 'very pleased with the Lionesses performance, that the Ladies had all worked hard in training and it showed on the pitch, but they know the season has a long way to go'.
The Lionesses have there first home game of the season this Sunday, 22nd September, hosting Stafford Ladies at The Webb Ellis ground, KO @ 1400, so come support your Lionesses and help them ROAR some more!
If you are over 18 and interested in playing Ladies Rugby or you want to come have a go, get fit whilst making friends then the Lionesses is for you, contact Captain Gemma Booker on 07788951512 for more information.