Booming women's rugby team gets cash support from Wigan councillors

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A Wigan rugby club with a rapidly growing women’s team has received a cash windfall.

Aspull RUFC’s ladies’ team has grown from having no members to 25 and also boasts 16 players for its under 16s’ section.

Dave Gibbons, who is co-ordinating the team, said interest in the women’s game in Aspull was “going through the roof”.

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Members of Aspull RUFC celebrate with ward councillorsMembers of Aspull RUFC celebrate with ward councillors
Members of Aspull RUFC celebrate with ward councillors

It has now received the backing of Aspull’s three ward councillors, who have awarded grants from their Brighter Borough funds.

Coun Laura Flynn said: “This is a great venture. Sport is very important to us all and with me having two young daughters, I’m over the moon.”

Dave said the support the club received from the ward councillors was “unbelievable”.

The club is actively recruiting women and girls from age 11 for the 2022-23 season, which starts next month.

Promotional material and banners will be hoisted around the village and wider areas of Wigan.

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