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Mother’s Day: In honour of the pitch-side mums

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my social media is bombarded with pictures of kids making breakfast to be served in bed, and cute afternoon teas…

For rugby mums however, this is far from reality.

I was pulled aside this morning by my son’s Coach, Lee, affectionally known as Winto. “Nima, fancy a real treat for Mother’s Day next week?” He grinned cheekily, towering over me. For a moment I had visions of a transformed Clubhouse…of a beautiful afternoon tea laid out on round tables. I even ventured to imagine the mums being served by our boys, all nice and clean, in crisp white shirts and Syston ties.

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How did I become a real rugby mum?

Thank you to the team at BeRugby Mag for trusting me and letting me loose on their blog. My name is Nima Suchak, and while I have been a pitch-side mumsy cheerleader for the last seven years, unlike some of the real rugby pundits at BRM Towers, I’m still ‘learning on the job’.

 My son has been playing for Syston RFC since he was  five, and is now in the U12s. My daughter is 10, and has been playing for Leicester Tigers Swifts for the past year (I’ll fill you in on what she’s doing another week!).

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Sport proves to be invaluable for building young women’s confidence

  • 92% of young women gain new-found confidence through playing sport, with 87% of parents and teachers seeing the same effects in young people as a whole
  • Over half of young women (57%) believe social media affects their self-esteem yet 93% of young women also agree that playing sport has had a positive impact on their self-esteem
  • 79% of young women want to see more female role models in sport

 On International Women’s Day, Gallagher — community insurance broker, title partner of Premiership Rugby and now official partner of Project Rugby — has unveiled new research that proves playing sport has a positive impact on young women’s confidence and self-esteem. 

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The BRM Big Interview – Adam Hastings

If Glasgow’s Adam Hastings did not already know just how far and wide the ‘Warrior Nation’ spread across Scotland, he had his eyes opened when he made a cameo appearance in front of nearly 6,000 fans in the pre-season friendly against Harlequins in Perth during August.

And now the 21-year-old stand-off cannot wait to run out at a packed out Scotstoun throughout the next few months, believing the home supporters have a massive part to play in the team’s Guinness PRO14 and European journey in the coming months.

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When James met Joel

James, our competition winner, came with us on a gorgeous sunny day to Interview Joel Kpoku, the young rising star of Saracens and England U20’s.

We turned up at the Saracens training ground Old Albanians RFC and James was already there. He sat in the bar clutching his typed-out questions and looked like a seasoned journalist already. He was surrounded by giant rugby players and eagerly waiting the interview.

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7 reasons to visit World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival!

7 reasons to visit World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival!

The World’s Largest Sport and Music Festival is back this late May bank holiday, 24th – 26th May 2019, in the beautiful South of England, Bournemouth. Renowned as the sporting Glastonbury, Bournemouth 7s has established a formidable reputation over 12 years among sports people and festival goers alike.

With its buzzing atmosphere, Bournemouth 7s attracts over 30,000 festival goers and 400 sports teams each year from all over the world to the picturesque Dorset country side.

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Amazing grassroots support for the “My Name’5 Doddie Foundation”

Rugby is not just about the top clubs and international games. Your clubs, up and down the country, are doing great things and playing great games and we want to hear about them. Check out this story from Blaydon RFC and their support of a fantastic charity through an U13’s match with Melrose RFC.

A few seasons ago the then Blaydon RFC U10’s, based just outside of Newcastle, raised £1700 for Solving Kids Cancer UK a venture which sowed the seeds for the importance of fundraising and helping others.  This season the team, now U13’s, have been inspired by the story of the legendary former Scotland and Lions international star player Doddie Weir and chose to support his charity by playing a fixture against Melrose RFC.

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Anthony Mullally. Plant powered.

Anthony Mullally is an Ireland rugby league international and Leeds Rhinos forward. At 6ft 5ins he is known as the Vegan Warrior because he doesn’t eat any meat or animal products, and is one of the strongest and fittest players in the country. He actively works with Veganuary, an event that promotes a month of a vegan diet each January, and has recently opened a vegan restaurant called Vital Café near his club’s grounds in Leeds.

Anthony was a vegetarian for two and a half years before going vegan two years ago. “I watched some talks and documentaries on YouTube which changed my perception of things.” he said. “Obviously because of the nature of the sport, I didn’t want to do anything drastic that would affect my performance, but I know now that was never going to be the case. “Initially for health reasons I gave up red meat, chicken, then fish. But then I looked into the dairy industry and decided to go vegan for ethical reasons.”

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