Keynsham Girls Rugby players’ day to remember

PLAYERS from Keynsham Girls Rugby enjoyed a day to remember when they were invited to do a half-time pitch walk at a ground-breaking Bath Ladies’ match.

It was an historic occasion for women’s rugby in the area when the Bath team played a stand-alone fixture at Bath Rec.

Their match against Abbey RFC Women from Reading attracted a thousand-strong crowd that included many aspiring girls from local rugby clubs.

The Keynsham players were the first girls ever to don the black-and-yellow strip of Keynsham Rugby Club and took part in their first game in February. They were able to walk on and around the Bath pitch and meet the players after Bath’s resounding 42-5 victory.

Pictured, some of the Keynsham team with Bath captain Clea Fawcett, right, who was named player of the match, and Esme Bird, left.