Mon 24 Apr 2023 15:59

18 Try Thriller for Minchinhampton Women

Minchinhampton Women RFC 52-64 Yate Women RFC

On a sunny Sunday afternoon at Minchinhampton Rugby Club, large numbers of supporters from all areas of the club came together to witness the first ever match for its newly formed Women’s team. The opponents for this momentous occasion were Yate RFC.

The women in the Green Black and White of the host side, were made up of mostly new players who had never played rugby before. Since July, these women have been honing their new skills and have really developed as a cohesive team, led by Head Coach Tom Nurse and Co-Captains, Amy Barnett and Felicity Aubertin-Scriven.

The game was evenly matched with both teams having phases of success.

The first half saw a narrow 28 – 21 lead to the visitors, with tries from Nikki Thomson, Charlie Rowley and Emma Smith from the home side.

The second half was a similar affair with both teams notching up another eleven tries between them, Charlie Rowley and Emma Smith, added to their tallies, along with Mopsey Voss adding to the score sheet and Emily Voyce rounded things off with two of her own.

A highlight moment from the match came from Emma Smith, running half the length of the pitch to stop a try on the line, by making the tackle and holding up the ball.

Player of the Match was given to Ellie Roseblade, for her fantastic effort around the pitch.

Team: A Barnett, F Aubertin-Scriven, C Rowley, D Evans, E Roseblade, E Smith, E Voyce, G Southgate, I Hammond, J Scanlon, M Voss, N Thomson, T Fairhurst,

Minchinhampton Women RFC welcomes new players and shall be running sessions throughout the summer, no experience needed. If you are interested, please email,

Photos courtesy of Red Piranha Photography and Kay Thompson Photography

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