Bolton Amazons girls rugby teams hosted girls from One Voice Blackburn for a touch rugby event on Sunday in collaboration with Blackburn RUFC and the RFU’s Rugby United.

The RFU made it possible by providing funding for the travel expenses so the Blackburn girls could make the trip to Avenue Street.

One Voice is a charity working with the communities in Blackburn and the organisation has been supported by various grants to support people of all ages, and in particular females to stay active to improve their health and well being.

The girls, who have played touch rugby inside already, wanted to experience playing rugby outside and were invited to play at Bolton.

And despite the chilly weather, the girls enjoyed themselves.

It was a busy weekend for the Bolton Amazons girls who also visited Sale Sharks to watch their women’s team play at the Salford Community Stadium to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Under-12s players, Aisha Abdi and Eve Barrow, got the opportunity to be mascots, running on to the pitch at the beginning.

And all the girls got the opportunity to play touch rugby on the pitch at half time.

After the match the ladies posed for photographs and autographs with the girls.

Although the Sharks lost against Ealing Trailfinders, the Bolton girls thoroughly enjoyed their day out encouraging the growth of the women’s game.

Any young girls interested in playing rugby at Bolton, should email for more information.