Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Bombettes aim to go one better

Barry Bombettes head into the WRU Women’s Bowl competition high in confidence after claiming the Division Two title before the New Year. 
Team Manager Rachel Baron has been delighted with the ladies' form so far this season that culminated in pipping the Penallta Minerbirds to the Division Two crown.
"It was touch and go between Penallta and ourselves all season, but to clinch the title was phenomenal for the side." 
The squad has also seen a couple of players represent regional winners, the Blues, in the women's competition before Christmas. 
"A number of our players went to trials and it was a great experience for them, with Louise Shanahan and Kim Jones both making the cut and playing for our regional side," commented Baron.
Baron thinks that experiencing the heartbreak of losing the final of the Bowl last season to Gwernyfed, coupled with their good form in the league, will stand them in good stead when they entertain Croesyceiliog in their Pool B clash on Sunday. 
"We really surpassed our expectations last year by getting to the final and it was a brilliant experience for the team, but this year we would love to take home the Bowl."
The Vale of Glamorgan club has thrown its total support behind the ladies' side and Baron believes this has played a huge part in making the ladies feel a welcome part of Barry RFC.
"They have supported us fully and we have a great camaraderie with the Men's Senior Team as well, it is a great club to be a part of. The committee threw us a party before Christmas to celebrate us clinching the league title." 
The Bombettes do not currently run an Under 18s girls side but that is something the club is looking to rectify next season.
"A number of girls have turned up to training this season but we didn't quite have enough to field a team, and that is something we are definitely looking to work on for next season. We would love to get more girls involved playing in the local area."


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