September 30th, 2016

Pershore women hold lead in two touch championships

Updated: 3:20 pm, Sep 30, 2015

PERSHORE Women Touch Rugby Club have retained top spot in the regional Midlands Ladies’ Touch League South West Championship after triumphing over nine other teams at their home tournament in Wyre Piddle on Sunday.

The team now have a clean sweep in the South West competition with four consecutive regional tournament wins to their name.

With only two more SW regional tournaments to be played before the end of the season in November, they are well placed with a maximum of 40 points. Nearest rivals Bromyard have 35 points.

Completing the standings are Redditch on 32 points, Luctonians 25, Ross 24, Greyhound 22, Berry Hill 14 and Bredon ten.

Winning all of their matches in this latest South West contest means Pershore are still in the top four seeded teams going into the final of the three Midlands-wide Super Sundays at Droitwich on November 15, when 16 teams from across the whole region (South West and North East together) will compete to decide the overall Midlands Ladies Touch League champions.

Pershore Ladies have won both of the Super Sundays held so far this season – at Old Laurentians in June and Stratford in July – and currently hold top spot in the overall Midlands Championship, as well as the South West competition.

At their home tournament on Sunday the Pershore women won all of their pool matches before seeing off Redditch 1-0 and Bromyard 2-1.

Local women playing for Pershore on Sunday were: Alice Keylock (coach), Emmie Bewley (four tries and team player of the tournament); Fizz Bewley (one try); Sharon Moore; Sian White Emma Field; Sue Breay (two tries); Sarah Thomas; Kiele Doyle; Teresa Crowley (two tries); Verity Farr (five tries).

Fizz Bewley, chairwoman of the Pershore touch section, said: “It is always so uplifting to play with the other ladies from Pershore and, although league tournaments are very competitive, there is always a good spirit amongst all the teams.

“We all share a love of this non-contact game, which can be played at so many levels, and we enjoy each other’s company afterwards over a drink and some hot food in the clubhouse.”

Touch rugby training takes place at PRFC every Wednesday at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 10.30am and anyone aged 13 and over can come along and have a go. The first three sessions are free. Contact Fizz on 01905 381080 for details.

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