CHARD Rugby Club's Ladies team is launching a new training scheme to recruit new players to their ranks.

Throughout the month of September, Chard Ladies are holding pitch up and play sessions throughout September with some beginner specific training.

The club has specifically said these sessions will be ideal for new players to rugby.

"If you're wanting to try a new sport, work on your fitness, make new friends and find out how strong you really are, then this could be just what you are looking for," a spokesperson said.

"The best thing about rugby? Inclusivity. No matter your shape, size or experience - there's a place for you in a rugby team!

"What's great about our team? We are all one big family, we have fun on and off the pitch!"

The club added that they are proud of the rugby team.

"These women are real women, with real life struggles just like everyone else, making the time for themselves, finding themselves and developing their game. We couldn't be prouder to be a part of this team."

Liftshares are available from Lyme Regis and surrounding area.

If you need transport or would like more information, the club has provided an email address to contact.

Get in touch with for more information.

In other news at the club, the Men's First Team took on North Dorset RFC in a friendly match last week.

Initially they were due to play Wiveliscombe RFC but they were unable to field a side leaving Chard to take on North Dorset.

For Chard, it was a chance to see new and returning faces this season in friendly action once more.

There is a lot of excitement within the club around this improved side and in this match against North Dorset a combined squad took the pitch.

The match was split into quarters to allow for more substitutions and changes of tactics throughout.

In the end, North Dorset ran out winners 26-17 in what was a very entertaining match for the neutrals.

Anyone that saw the match enjoyed an excellent game of rugby with both teams having the upper hand at parts.

Chard were on top early before the hosts gathered momentum and eventually North Dorset came out on top.