With the inclusion of women's sevens at next month's Rio Olympic Games, the women's game has been taking huge strides in the sporting world.

Bay Of Plenty has produced some exceptional talent within women's rugby over the years in both the fifteens and sevens versions of the game.

To encourage more of this talent Bay of Plenty Rugby are once again running a Girls Rugby Module to foster some of that local talent.

Starting next Friday July 29, there will be a Year 2-6 girls' rugby module held at Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa for three consecutive weeks (Friday July 29, Friday August 5, Friday August 12) from 4pm to 5.30pm.

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There will be group coaching sessions held at the start of the night covering key areas like safe tackling and ball into contact.

A number of key people including BOP Rugby specialist coaches will be there on the night to carry out the coaching sessions.

Following these sessions the girls will be put into teams and then play games to practice these new skills in an authentic context.

The idea is that any girl can turn up, get quality coaching, make new friends and of course get to play rugby with other keen girls. Just turn up with training gear and a mouth guard.

There is also a one day primary school 10-a-side girls' tournament on Friday August 19 also at Gordon Spratt Reserve.

Further information: Hayley Kerrison, Bay of Plenty women's rugby development, 021 193 3121