Coaches Metcalfe and Owram over the moon with Scarborough Pirates Women

Scarborough Pirates Women coaching duo Ben Owram and Zac Metcalfe are keen to continue their work on the training field as they begin to grow the new side.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:25 am
Pirates Women's coaches Zac Metcalfe and Ben Owram

Owram said: “The numbers have been great recently and we’ve had training sessions with 18-20 ladies which is really impressive.

“We’re both really happy with the progress and hopefully we’ll be able to sustain the numbers and keep moving forward.”

Their assistant coach Metcalfe has been really impressed by the attitudes of the ladies

“All the girls have shown a really good attitude, despite still having to be socially distant and everything,” Metcalfe told The Scarborough News.

“We have to work through it and make sure that we are still getting the right drills done in the safest manner.

“The RFL have a strict guideline for us to follow, but the girls have been laughing and are all willing to learn the game which is great.”

Owram has been impressed with the standards set by the ladies and is looking forward to what the future might hold.

He added: “Last week we saw a slightly different set of girls turn up to training and a few new faces turned up which was brilliant.

“The interest in the side is definitely increasing and hopefully we will see the squad grow over the next few months.”

Both of the team’s coaches are keen to monitor their sides progress, with competitive games a hope for the distant future.

Delighted joint coach Owram added: “Our main concern as coaches are the ladies’ safety, and we don’t want to throw them in at the deep end with games.

“It’s all about getting the technique right and building the confidence before we look to arrange any games with other sides.”

“We plan to take it on a week by week basis and continue to monitor the progress that is being made,” Metcalfe said.

“As we get further along the line, we will be looking to find games with sides who are at a similar stage to where we are ideally.”