PERSHORE Ladies Touch team brought their season to an end in successful style in what turned out to be a hotly-contested Midlands Ladies Touch League.

Pershore won silver in both the Midlands and the Southwest competitions of the 2023 MLTL.

Over the 2023 MLTL Touch season, which started in March and finished at the end of October, Pershore competed in three Midlands Championship Super Sundays against 19 other ladies’ teams and went into the final tournament at Fiveways with everything to play for. 

Pershore were in top spot, on equal points with Bredon, but Malvern, Camp Hill and Stratford were in close contention.  In the end, Bredon were the Midlands winners, Pershore and Malvern were joint runners up, Camp Hill were fourth and Stratford fifth.

Pershore also took silver in the 2023 MLTL Southwest competition, having competed in the six SW regional tournaments, against six other ladies’ teams.  Bredon were first, Pershore second, Ledbury third and Malvern fourth, Ross fifth, Luctonians sixth and Berry Hill seventh.

Fizz Bewley, Chair of Pershore Touch, said: "Pershore Ladies are delighted to have won silver in both 2023 MLTL competitions.

"Our goal, whenever we play, though, is to be inclusive and have fun and support each other in doing the best we can, and if we do well in competitions that is a happy by-product.

"It is interesting that the less we worry about and try to win, but simply enjoy playing together, the better we do.

"We have had all ages of players in our team this season, from 13 to 60, and we have all certainly had a lot of fun together, which is our most notable achievement. 

"Many thanks to everyone who has supported us, including our coach, Jamie Wyllie and two referees, Calum Andrews and Brian Watson."


Pershore Ladies Touch team trains every Wednesday at Pershore Rugby, Mill Lane Wyre Piddle, from 7.30pm – 9.00pm and anyone – beginners, or experienced players – are very welcome to join in.  The first three tasters are free, after which there is a monthly fee of between £3 and £10 depending on whether players are U18, at Uni, adults or have family membership.