Having watched the little ladies play and win this morning, I headed down to Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club to watch the Ladies 1st XV play a crucial match against Wasps. I sat and watched them warm up for an hour and totally admired their determination and commitment to the game. As regular readers of this blog know, I played football for many years but I should report that I often came off the pitch after 90 minutes the cleanest player in the team. I hardly ever had contact with other players and rarely went in for a sliding tackle! Why? Because I am a total wimp and it is fair to say that these ladies had more mud on them in the warm up than I probably had in an entire season!
Watching these ladies today was impressive. They were in on every bone crunching tackle. They scrummed well and their backs were damn fast. You soon forget you are watching a group of ladies of all different ages and I got totally immersed in the game, cheering on the team with the husbands, parents and children. Sadly I had to leave at half time but the ladies were winning 7-5 so hopefully they held on to their lead. If you have a spare Sunday afternoon and want to watch some good honest contact sport, head down to Aylesford Rugby club and watch the ladies 1st XV - I promise you won't be disappointed by their ability and commitment to the game.
UPDATE: The Bulls won 14-12!