A NATIONWIDE sports campaign dedicated to increasing inclusivity in a renowned contact sport is being rolled out in Braintree this week.

England Rugby’s Inner Warrior initiative is dedicated to offering women a more welcoming environment in which to be introduced to rugby.

The sessions, referred to as Warrior Camps, are being hosted by sports clubs across the country and Braintree Rugby Club is now hoping to encourage more local women into taking part in the game.

The fun and friendly training day will see novices and more experienced players taken through the basic skills and drills of rugby through team-based activities.

Steve Grainger, Rugby Football Union director of rugby development, said: “Inner Warrior has proven to be a great success and we are excited for women to have the opportunity to get involved and try something new and exciting at our Warrior Camps based at their local rugby clubs.”

Since the campaign’s introduction in early 2017, more than 10,000 women across the country have attended their local Warrior Camp.

The Warrior Camp for over-17s takes place at Braintree Rugby Club this Sunday from 1pm until 2.30pm.

Girls aged between 11-17 can attend a session running from 11am to 12.30pm.

To secure your place and for more information about the Warrior Camp events, visit englandrugby.com/innerwarrior.