HORRIBLE HISTORIES AUTHOR SCRUMS DOWN FOR RUGBY FESTIVAL.
Consett Rugby Club on Medomsley Road is celebrating the rising number of women now playing the traditionally gritty game.
Best-selling children's author Terry, from nearby Burnhope, opened the three-day event by demonstrating his skills in a game of touch rugby with some of the girl and women players.
Growing up in Sunderland, Terry played rugby as a winger for his school team, Monkwearmouth Grammar, and later as a club player when he lived in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He said: "Too many schools don't teach rugby union these days because the teachers find it too complicated. It is far easier for them to just let the kids kick a football around, so clubs such as Consett provide a valuable service in keeping the game alive at grassroots level."
All proceeds from the festival will go towards promoting grass roots rugby in Consett and Derwentside.
LAUNCH Children's writer Terry Deary at Consett Rugby Club, with, left to right, Rebecca Swinney, Claire Dobson, Ashleigh Harrison, Denise Trott, Ailsa White, Hannah Keighley and Sue Ray
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Jun 5, 2012|
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