AN 'INNER Warrior' camp offering women the chance to try out rugby will come to Darlington later this month.

England Rugby's campaign offers women a less daunting way of stepping out of their comfort zone with a fun introduction to rugby.

The camp will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 7.30pm at The Northern Echo arena on Neasham Road.

Since January 2017, over 10,000 women across the country have given rugby a try at their local Warrior Camp and Darlington Mowden Rugby Club is encouraging women to bring a friend and experience rugby in a fun and friendly environment. The Warrior Camp offers an introduction to the basic skills of rugby through team-based activities that foster bonds between participants.

Vicky Macqueen, former England Rugby international, said: “Rugby is a team sport and so the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with that is awesome for confidence and a sense of belonging. The physical benefits are brilliant too, you will get stronger, leaner, faster and healthier and this in turn has a positive impact on your mental health." All participants need are a pair of trainers and workout gear.