To celebrate this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, the Marlow Rugby Club are encouraging women to take up the sport.

The town’s rugby club are hoping to inspire the next generation of female rugby enthusiasts for free at their Warrior Camp.

The Warrior Camps are designed to be a fun, energetic and relaxed experience for the women to enjoy the sport, whilst receiving support and encouragement from their peers and coaches.

Also, on the day, participants will be taught the basics of rugby.

It will take place on Tuesday, September 17 at Riverwoods in Marlow, beginning at 7.30pm and finishing at 9pm.

Sarah Hunter, England Red Roses captain, said: “The Rugby World Cup is a great example of players with a range of different skills and physical attributes working together to achieve success on the rugby pitch.

“This showcase of inclusivity and diversity of shapes and sizes, as well as the visible camaraderie and resilience, will hopefully encourage lots of women to pick up a rugby ball and identify how their skills can translate onto the pitch.”

Since 2017, approximately 18,000 girls and women have taken part in Warrior Camps across the UK, making it one of the fastest growing female team sports in England.

Steve Grainger, rugby development director at the RFU said: “The Rugby World Cup offers us a fantastic platform to showcase the game of rugby to those who might not yet know the benefits they could experience from becoming involved in the sport.

“For those inspired by the World Cup, the Warrior Camps offer women the opportunity to try it for themselves in a fun and welcoming environment.”

For more information about the Warrior Camp, visit

The Rugby World Cup will begin on Friday, September 20 and will finish on Saturday, November 2.

England are in Group C and will play Tonga, the United States, France and Argentina.

Their first match will be against Tonga on September 22.