PERSHORE Ladies’ touch rugby team won silver in both the Midlands and Southwest competitions in the 2023 Midlands Ladies Touch League (MLTL).
After competing in three Midlands Championship events against 19 other teams, Pershore went into the final tournament at Fiveways with everything to play for.
And despite leading the standings during the final event, level on points with Bredon, Pershore eventually finished joint second with Malvern behind winners Bredon with Camp Hill fourth and Stratford fifth.
Pershore also won silver in the Southwest competition after competing in six regional torunaments against six other clubs, once again finishing behind Bredon with Ledbury third, Malvern fourth, Ross fifth, Luctonians sixth and Berry Hill seventh.
Chair of Pershore Touch, Fizz Bewley, said: “Pershore Ladies are delighted to have won silver in both 2023 MLTL competitions.
“Our goal, whenever we play, is to be inclusive and have fun and support each other in doing the best we can, and if we do well in competitions that is a happy by-product.
“It is interesting that the less we worry about and try to win, but simply enjoy playing together, the better we do. We have had all ages of players in our team this season, from 13 to 60, and we have all certainly had a lot of fun together, which is our most notable achievement.
“Many thanks to everyone who has supported us, including our coach, Jamie Wyllie and two referees, Calum Andrews and Brian Watson.”
Pershore Ladies’ Touch team train every Wednesday at Pershore Rugby Club on Mill Lane from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Anyone, beginners or experienced players are welcome to join in with the first three taster sessions free of charge, after which there is a monthly fee of between £3 and £10 depending on whether players are under-18, at university, adults or have family membership.