SALISBURY RFC’S Gemma Snell has been selected for the Dorset and Wilts women’s 1st XV.

Snell’s selection is particularly notable given that she only began playing rugby in December, starting as a complete novice.

Anoushka Twining, Tess Fitz, Abi Dalton, Olga Smigielska and Dorota Kordys, also have all be selected for the development squad.

In addition to this Salisbury RFC are part of England Rugby’s ‘Meet Your Inner Warrior’ campaign encouraging more women to play rugby.

As part of the campaign, ‘warrior camps’ will be run offering fun rugby taster sessions for women who want to try out the sport before joining their local club.

Salisbury’s Inner Warrior Camp is on May 20 at 2.30pm at Salisbury Rugby Club and is a commitment free taster session teaching introductory skills and drills.

Anyone wishing to take part in the upcoming event can register at Or for more information visit