Melton RFC entered a new era on Sunday as a girls’ rugby section was officially launched with a bang.
Following a successful initial touch rugby taster session last month, Melton’s newly formed under 11s team hosted Market Harborough for their contact rugby debut.
The team was a combination of club regulars who play mixed rugby, as well as former players returning and newcomers to the sport.
It was a relaxed affair, aimed at encouraging girls to play by delivering a fun and enjoyable session.
Co-ordinator Jenny Beech said: “The outcome was more than the coaches could have hoped for.
“The girls displayed passion and commitment, coupled with excellent fitness and good technique, and both teams ran in a number of tries.”
They will return to training on Sunday, January 6, and any girls under the age of 18 interested in joining the new squad should call Jenny on 07814 544210.