SALISBURY Rugby have been working hard to build their girls section of the club, culminating in the club’s first fixture at under-16 level in many years this week.

Salisbury took on an invited mixed team from north Dorset, Sherbourne, Swanage & Wareham and Dorchester.

The youngsters excelled in tackling and discipline, in a flowing game with first-class offloads, made possible by the speed of the support players.

Salisbury’s director of youth rugby said: “I was really impressed, shocked even, to see such a good game of rugby when many of the players have only been playing such a short time together.

“We need more fixtures like this to provide opportunities for the girls to play games.”

High Post-based Chemring Countermeasures provided support and sponsorship of the match kit

The club are always looking for new female players of all abilities from beginner to experienced, who are in school year six to year 13 to join their junior girls squad.

Anyone interested should head along to Hudson’s Field between 10am to 12pm on Sunday mornings.