Daddy/Daughter Club-to-club Challenge

After eight years, Mia Davis (14) decided to replace her cheerleading shoes with a pair of rugby boots to play in the girls’ section of Swindon Supermarine Rugby Football Club.

She has loved her first year of contact rugby but, because there is very little publicity for girls’ rugby, very few sponsors and minimal funding, Mia decided to try and raise some money herself for her girls’ section at the Swindon Club.

Her idea was to do a sponsored walk going from Faringdon RFC, where she first started playing, all the way to Swindon Supermarine RFC, where she now plays and back again – a total of 30.2km.

On Sunday 27th August, Mia and her dad, Adam completed the 30.2km challenge in 8 hours and 21 minutes. Two weeks later, on Sunday 10th September at a joint training session of Cotswold Lionesses made up of Supermarine, Faringdon, Cirencester and Minchinhampton players, Mia handed over a cheque to Club trainer.

Although Mia’s target was originally £150, she managed to raise a massive £600 plus an estimated £98.75 in Gift Aid. The Crowdfunder page has now closed, but if anyone would like to support or consider sponsorship for the girls’ section of the Supermarine Rugby Club, then please contact Girls’ Section Team Manager, Christian Slade on 07813 191895 or visit: https://www.facebook.com/SupermarineRugbyGirls.

Mia Davis (right) presenting cheque to Mike Groves, Head Coach

 

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