Two of the Bamboos Women’s players, Tanya Bird and Rhi Gower, will fly out on Thursday to spend time in Munich in order to coach the women’s section of the Munich Rugby Club over the next four days.
This British-German project offers a fantastic opportunity for Tanya and Rhi to add valuable coaching experience to their CV and at the same time share plenty of inside knowledge from their vast experience on the 7s circuit as players.
Both players recently suffered from long-term injuries, which was a hard pill to swallow, however, this trip to Bavaria is a lovely chance to contribute to the game of 7s while being side-lined.
The tour kicks-off with a training-camp on Friday evening, followed by a 7s tournament on Saturday and to finish off Tanya and Rhi will have a Q&A with the players.
The project was initiated when the head of the Munich Rugby Club women’s section and native Welshman Steve Harris met with Bamboos chairman Max Lueck at a German rugby conference at the beginning of the year.
This is the second major project which involves a link to Germany, following a highly successful 7s-player exchange programme between the German 7s national side and the Bamboos.
Tanya and Rhi will keep us up-to-date from their trip to Germany via our Instagram account over the next few days.