WHITCHURCH Rugby Club will host a training session for the girls' junior sides this evening.

On the back of the success of the ladies rugby restarting, the club have now invited girls from eight and up to join them for their own training sessions.

The club already has a few girls playing rugby with the boys but once they reach 13 they have to move to Oswestry where they have their own dedicated girls team.

Chairman of the mini and juniors section, Sam Wynn, made the decision to launch sessions for girls who have shown commitment to the club from the age of seven.

Tuesday evening sees the first training session of the Lioness Warriors from 6-7pm where the girls will be taught about ball skills and how to tackle, ruck and scrum safely under Sam's guidance.

Sam will be assisted by U10s coach Laura Lane and U12s assistant coach Alec Robinson.

Laura Lane, whose daughter Isabella plays for the U10s, said: "I had already started to look for clubs that Isabella could move to to continue her enjoyment of rugby.

"However if she can stay at Whitchurch it would be so much better as the club is a big family."

Meanwhile Maria Robinson Lea's daughter Tilly plays for the U8s.

She said: "Tilly is so excited to have girls to play with.

"She is a total tomboy who loves tackling her big brother Ozzy who plays for the U12s but to have girls there would be amazing.

"Sam has coached Ozzy since he was seven and the discipline and rugby values that he has instilled in the boys is fantastic.

"Tilly can't wait to be coached by Sam."

Club is welcoming all-comers to this evening's session and to find out more please contact the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WhitchurchRugbyClub