Tougher Than Tough Mudder

For those of you who may not know about it, Tough Mudder is essentially a 10-12 mile obstacle course with over 20 obstacles. Obviously it focuses on physical and mental strength but mainly and most importantly it focuses on teamwork. Two years ago I would never have dreamed of taking part, as much as would have liked to. I didn’t consider myself capable, I knew I lacked the physical strength for it and hadn’t even considered how much of a role mental strength would play. There was also the slight issue of needing someone crazy enough to take part with me. So a couple of months ago in a moment of what I can only describe as pure madness, I agreed to take part in one. Pippa (yes I’m blaming yo

A Documented Success: The New Domestic Abuse Policy

As graduation has now passed and the next season creeps closer for the remaining players, it’s a good time for me to reflect upon my incredible three years in UYWRUFC. There have been tackles, tries, tears (of joy) and one amazing tour. But, as a committee member, one achievement that stands out to me is the clubs’ work with local domestic abuse charity IDAS, and our monumental Domestic Abuse Policy for the Student’s Union (YUSU). For those who read my previous blog, you will be aware that the Women’s Rugby Club submitted a policy to YUSU regarding domestic abuse which set out raising awareness for domestic abuse, increasing signposting for support services, and lobbying the university to ad

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