Cheltenham Ladies Update
Cheltenham Ladies continue to build for the new season. During the summer months a 7’s squad has been formed and the team has entered a number of week end 7’s competitions. Specialist 7’s training evenings were held at the Club in April and May, run by Gloucester players Tom Lindsey and Matt Protherough, has produced an exciting and successful squad.Winning in Frome two weeks ago, this week end the ladies travelled to Newquay and again were successful in the social event. The squad has continued the clubs tradition in supporting charitable organisations and all funds raised this summer being donated to the Alzheimer’s Society. “In Newquay we had to over come a strong London Wasps team – firstly in the group stages, where we finished top and then in the final. Completely mixed weather and a long day spanning 8 games. Playing with a squad of 9 ladies, the girls played some entertaining and at times sublime sevens rugby!
Having formed a sevens team to try and raise money or the Alzheimer’s Society we have only so far entered into Social tournaments, but even at this level, top teams and invitational teams have been in abundance, and the two trophies we have picked up show the talent, hard work and determination of the girls” said captain and organiser Bee Mocellin.
A huge thank you to Cheltenham Ladies Tiger 7’s for making us their nominated charity of the year. The team have pledged their support to Alzheimer’s Society to help tackle dementia, and will be raising awareness of dementia as well as looking to raise vital funds at their various matches and fixtures.
Captain Bee Mocelin said: “So many of the team have a direct connection to the terrible impacts of dementia that it was such an obvious charity for us to support.”
Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser Julie Kemp said: “It is an absolute pleasure to have met the Rugby 7s and to see their passion and commitment to our charity. I want to say a big thank you to all of them for their support. The money raised will fund research into a cure for dementia as well as helping to provide services for people living with the disease.”
Once again, thank you to everyone at Tiger 7’s for their support and good luck in Newquay at the weekend!
Community Fundraiser – Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire