Charity Raggy Dolls Match held February 2007
Despite the threat of a soaking from the leaden skies, a healthy crowd turned out to watch Blandford Rugby Clubs charity fund raising fixture between the men and the legendary Raggy Dolls ladies side. It has become an annual event, allowing us to raise money for local causes. Said organizer Sylvia Fife. This year around £700 has been raised for the Larksmead Parent and Toddler Group, specifically to purchase play tables for this volunteer organization. After several weeks of intensive training under the watchful eye of coach Kev Robbins, the ladies put on a glittering display of running rugby against a eclectic mix of Blandfords finest men. With referee Hugh Thomas applying a rather looser interpretation of the rules, and the boys hampered by the traditional wellies and dresses uniform the girls ran out clear 55 24 winners, with a stunning hat trick of tries from Natalie Paul, two each from Julie Jones and Leanie Haim and one from Nikki Bryers and Jo Wilde. Katie Haim putting her footballing skills to great effect to kick five conversions. It was a real fun occasion for all involved Said Boys manager Angus Rodgers. All the ladies played with terrific enthusiasm and no small level of skill, and the lads who took part made sure the spirit was fantastic. It was a great way to do some good for the local community.
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