THE NORTHWICH RUFC Column - By John Blower

NORTHWICH Rugby Club held their annual ladies day event, which once again was a huge success.

The popular day saw the women take over the normally male-dominated clubhouse for their recent match against Broughton Park.

Officials from the club said it was fantastic seeing so many ladies supporting what we are endeavouring to do in bringing our members and local community together, and great to see so many happily supporting the teams from the touchlines.

Raising money for charity, more than 90 ladies enjoyed lunch and a few drinks.

They also received gifts courtesy of our event sponsors Golden Egg Recruitment.

Ladies, you did us proud. Not only did you look beautiful but you made an impression on Northwich RUFC and our opposition visitors.

The day started with some stunning dresses, a glass of bubbly and a healthy buffet.

Thanks to the first XV for putting on a spirited performance especially for those ladies attending for the first time.

It’s amazing how players can perform when their girlfriends are there to watch.

Claire, who was a guest on the day, commented: “It was a great event, well organised with plenty of things for us ladies to see and do.

“I particularly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere between both sets of supporters and the players attending after the game went down really well.”

Ladies and winning performances aside, the day will be remembered for a different reason.

Something happened on that day that in this age of high pressure league rugby, the old fashioned values and the spirit of rugby get lost.

And it is for that reason that I would like to say that in the Northwich community we have found some new friends.

The feedback from the day has been tremendous and it was a very different environment from the traditional match day experience!

The support from the players’ wives and partners, and event sponsors of course, ensured a fantastic day.

Many Ladies freely give either their own time to volunteer helping the club and teams, or just giving up time with their sons or partners who play for the club There are many who have also helped out significantly in the past.

All this contributes to our success, and on behalf of all at Northwich – we would like to say thank you and invite you all to join for ladies day next year.