A RUGBY club in Bracknell is encouraging women to take part in a Warrior Camp to empower women both 'mentally' and 'physically'.

Crowthorne Rugby club is hosting an introductory session on Wednesday 16 from 7pm to 9pm inviting women to bring a friend and play rugby.

Vicky Macqueen, former England rugby international said: "Rugby is a very sociable sport. The work you do together on the pitch bonds you on and off the pitch, and personally rugby has given me so many lifelong friends.

"Women should definitely try rugby because it is such an exhilarating feeling knowing that you are there with 14 other teammates that have got your back and you're all striving for the same goal."

The club recognises that it can be a daunting experiences trying a new activity for the first time. That is why they are encouraging women to bring a friend to the Warrior Camp as this could persuade more people to join.

Warrior Camp offers women the chance to build new friendships and rally around each other to support and encourage teammates on the pitch.

There will be paired activities to teach participants skills and techniques of rugby and it requires players to work together to learn have fun and succeed during the Warrior Camp.

Vicky added: "Rugby has a place for women of all shapes and sizes too, with different positions for different strengths. It really is a great sport for anyone as well as a fantastic, fun way to stay both mentally and physically healthy.

The club is participating in England Rugby's Inner Warrior Campaign to attract more women to take up contact rugby and the camp will teach newcomers key skills and drills of the sport.

Crowthorne Rugby Club wants to support women to play one of the fastest growing female team sports in England.