Lucy Murray: Enjoying Competitive Women's Rugby.
Since the "Golden Generation" of Offiah, Robinson, Farrel... Many would say Rugby League is experiencing a very rapid decline. Given my involvement in Grassroots Rugby I can't disagree more, especially from a community point of view. There are so many hardworking volunteers, parents and coaching staff with innovative ideas, breathing new life into the sport!
The Grassroots game isn't the only promising aspect of Rugby, the RFL have put a lot of resources into developing the Women's and Girls game and their efforts are really starting to bear fruit.
I am a huge fan of the Women's Super League and I can't wait to be more hands next season. The quality and quanity of girls getting involved in the game is increasing tenfold, and I recently caught up with Lucy Murrary 15, who plays for Hunslet Warriors and South Leeds Spartans.
I covered Lucy's team on GRM when they took on Hull FC Girls, you can watch this on the GRM Youtube channel at the end of this article.
Heres What Lucy had to say to GRM:
1. When and why did you start playing rugby?
" I started playing Rugby two years ago in PE. I took part in a few sessions and really started enjoying it. "
2. Who was your rugby hero growing up?
3. Why do you think Girls and Ladies Rugby is growing in popularity?
" I think it is growing in popularity because it is a really enjoyable sport and is very competitive to play at the moment"
4. How do you prepare for a game?
" I listen to several mostly upbeat songs to get me in the mood for a game and help me focus"
5. If you could make one big change in rugby what would it be?
" I would create paid opportunities for female players and more opportunities for Women to access the sport."
6. What do you get up to outside of Rugby?
" Outside of Rugby I am usually spending time with my friends and family, or at school!"
Thanks for taking the time to speak to GRM Lucy, all the best with the rest of your season!