England Inner Warrior camps return to Durham County to grow the female game

England Inner Warrior camps return to Durham County to grow the female game


England Rugby launch the return of the ‘Inner Warrior’ camps and, Durham County look to grow their number of Women and Girls players with eight Clubs hosting an event.

The Inner Warrior camps first launched last year, as a campaign by England Rugby to get Women and Girls in to rugby union.

It is the chance to try rugby for the first time or even pick up a ball again after a break.

Warrior camps are the perfect way to get your 2018 goals off to a flying start; say yes to more, improve your fitness, meet new people and more.

Throughout Durham County, there are ten camps taking place across the eight clubs.

First to kick start the camps were, Ryton RFC on Saturday as they welcomed over 20 girls for their taster session with, four new faces.

Pictured; Ryton RFC Inner warrior, 2017/18


Check out the camps up next;


Girls – ages 11 – 17 join the club for a Friday evening of fun, games and non-contact rugby.

Friday, Jan, 19 @ 6pm



Women and Girls – two camps, one evening and all for free.

Friday, Jan, 19 @ 7pm



Women – between ages 17 and 100 come along for a fun morning of rugby! A chance to try something new at the same time as others, and you might even like it.

Sunday, Jan, 21 @ 11am



Girls – ages 11 – 17 welcome to come along to join the team!

Sunday, Jan, 21 @ 1pm



Girls – ages 11 – 17 come along for a night of fun, games and a little bit of rugby!

Wednesday, Jan, 24 @ 7pm



Women and Girls – That means an evening for mums, daughters, sisters, friends, aunties, grandmas and more!

Thursday, Jan, 25 – Girls @ 6pm and Women @ 7.30pm



Girls – Ages 11 – 17 welcome to come along and join a growing girls section at the club!

Friday, Jan, 26 @ 6pm


What are the camps for?

They were designed to introduce you to the sport with ease and lots of fun. Inner Warrior camps are a platform to encourage all ages, abilities and experienced females to get involved.

It is a chance to learn the basics, get an introduction to the contact side of the game but mostly, to have fun!.

Rugby is all about, enjoyment, sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and respect and this will be shadowed in all of the camps around Durham County and the Country.

After a huge boost of women and girls playing rugby in 2017, England Rugby hope this years, 185 planned Inner Warrior camps across the county will have the same affect.

Since its initial launch, over 10,500 women have attended Warrior Camps nationwide; and of those women, 3,500 had never picked up a rugby ball before.

As a result of the camps, a high interest from women and girls rugby echoed, resulting in an influx of players joining 41 new contact rugby club teams in 2017.

As well, women’s rugby continues to show its worth as it breaks records – female participation in rugby has increased 215% since 2013, making it one of the fastest growing team sports for women in England.

Still got more questions? Check out the poster below for all you need to know…


Be a apart of the continued growth in Durham County and sign up to your #InnerWarrior camp now!