This article is based on Tesni Phillip’s article titled 8 Reasons You Should Let Your Daughter Play Rugby, here is the link to her original article for the Wales Online – https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/8-reasons-you-should-your-10979277
Let me start off with two questions: First, if you had a son would you let him play rugby?
Take a second to think about it. Once you are sure of your answer please read on.
The second question is if you had a daughter would you let her play rugby?
Again please take your time to think of your answer and read on when you are ready.
1. Playing sports has proven to have a positive physical effect on your body
2. She will learn the importance of hard work
Whether in the gym, the training pitch or in a game, rugby demand a lot of dedication. Whether it’s one more sprint, one more push up, or holding that plank for one more minute, rugby players are used to doing just one more.
3. Rugby boosts confidence and self-esteem.
My team has given me the support I need to be confident in myself. I can accept the way I act, look or feel because of rugby.
4. She will experience the incredible feeling of being part of a team
Going into a rugby game kind of feels like going into battle. You are a team, and you have each other’s backs over everything. When your player goes down with the ball, it’s your job to ruck over her and protect both your player and the ball.
5. Positive Role Models
It’s quite likely your kids will discover positive role models in coaches and older players.
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6. It’s safer than people make out
I don’t think rugby has ever been safer than it is today. With changes in scrum laws, almost overkill emphasis on not lifting the player in the tackle and a general dim view on any kinds of foul play, the bad injuries are fewer in number.
7. You build life-long friends
There isn’t a sport out there that bonds girls more. You are essentially going out to do battle with your mates each time, and the challenges that this presents forges real friendships.