Tamara Taylor – 2nd most capped English player of all time, World Cup Holder and Team Captain for the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challenge – also takes her role to inspire the next generation of women rugby players very seriously.
On Sunday 20 January, she was the guest of honour at the Royston RFC Women’s and Girls’ Rugby Festival, both giving back to the sport and enjoying the support of fellow female players for her Everest fundraising..
Tamara was joined by fellow English Roses Hannah Gallagher (Head Women’s Coach at Royston) and Harriet Millar-Mills and spent a busy day coaching and refereeing.
The event – which attracted a great turn out of over 200 players from local clubs – was kindly sponsored by Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy. Their £5,000 sponsorship was split between Royston RFC and Tamara’s LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby fundraising.
The day started with an RFU Inner Warrior session – aimed at introducing women players to try out the game and learn the basics and was followed by a fiercely fought competition. The winner was the women’s game and everyone went home happy, after an autograph or two from their heroes.
Wooden Spoon are really proud to support grass roots rugby and the increase of diversity and equality to the game.
Further fundraising at the event raised £600, adding a total of £3,100 towards Tamara’s personal fundraising target, part of the overall goal for the Challenge of £200,000, which will fund projects across the UK and Ireland.
If you would like to contribute to Tamara’s fundraising please visit her Virgin Money Giving page.