"Turf and Surf" Grows Female Participation in Wanderers

A novel "Turf and Surf" trial between Wanderers FC, Killiney Bay Surf Club, Sligo RFC and a surf school in Strandhill, Co. Sligo has helped players from both clubs increase their passion for rugby.

The brainchild of Wanderers' Timothy Robinson, this was a simple crossover between two sports for girls which began in Killiney.

A Learn to Surf night with with the club's surfboards balance trainers, indo boards and skate boards at Wanderers gave the girls a teaser. Then the club took all the girls to Sligo the following Saturday to play a game.

Parents, coaches and players then had a lesson in Strandhill to increase the interest in both sports.

As a link with the club, Sligo's U12 and U14 sides have been invited to Wanderers to play in Merrion Road. Congrats to both clubs on an excellent initiative.

This article was first published on the Leinster Rugby website.


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