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Oh hey there!

Hello all and welcome to UYWWRUFC’s 2016/17 season!

Let me introduce myself: I am Alicia Barnes and this year’s Press & Publicity & Alumni Officer. I joined Women’s Rugby at the start of the 2015/16 season after I had made drunken a promise to my housemate Sophie Penny (our newly elected President) that I would at least give it a go - p.s. if you're ever in Birmingham, The Botanist is a magical place.

And here we are!

I would like to call this past season my pre-season as, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to play in any BUCs fixtures. BUT, I managed to dip my feet in the waters with some development games and a cheeky bit of Sevens at this year’s Roses - ROSES ARE WHITE!! So now I am super-duper excited that the club can offer a 2nds team complete with BUCs fixtures. This is such a huge step for the club and for players, both those with experience and complete newbies such as myself. We know how important game time is for anyone wishing to improve their mad skills; as important and amazing as training is, nothing can simulate the atmosphere or the adrenaline you feel in a game. It’s astounding. I, personally, am so excited for this next season to see how the club will develop and all the amazing women we shall introduce to the game.

Watch this space for rugby related news over the summer and we shall see you again in September

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