Scarborough Valkyries skipper Sam relishing return to action

Scarborough RUFC Valkyries captain Sam Knight has admitted that her side are feeling excited following the return to training.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:37 am
Scarborough RUFC Valkyries Sam Knight

Although the contact side of the game is kept to a minimum, Knight has seen a real buzz among the players.

“Things are looking really good at the minute and we’re all enjoying being back,” she told The Scarborough News.

“The socialising is definitely helping us all and it definitely feels like we’re going in the right direction.

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“There is so much excitement surrounding us at the minute and we’ve been getting emails from the league about getting set up which is positive for us.”

With the side wanting to establish themselves ahead of the new season, Knight has seen a few new and old players returning to training and looking to get stuck in.

She added: “We’re still getting messages from players who are interested with joining the side and there are a few old players who have returned.

“There is still a long time until the new season and we are all gearing up for a long pre-season.

“Obviously, lots of us are wanting to get a few pre-season games organised, but at the minute it’s all about building up our training and preparing for the future.”

England’s women brushed Italy aside in the Six Nations, winning 67-3 and Knight is hoping that increased exposure of the women’s game will see more players playing rugby at Silver Royd.

Knight added: “I think it’s helping the game but there needs to be even more exposure.

“All clubs are promoting women’s rugby and the Six Nations and I’m confident that the game is going in the right direction and that more girls will come and play.”