Welcome to the World of Mixed Ability Rugby The Bath Rugby Foundation supports multiple Mix Ability teams across Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset helping to grow our game for all people. For example, on Saturday 22nd May 2021, Bath Ladies Trojans and Walcot Warriors (two mixed ability teams supported by the Bath Rugby Foundation) participated in a momentous 'double header' fixture with Walcott Warriors, Men's Mixed Ability Team playing against Yeovil Men Mixed Ability Team and Bath Ladies Trojans vs Yeovil Woman's Mixed Ability Team, to create the first fixture of its kind in the rugby world. Walcot Warriors are back for the new season and the team would love for you to join them. All abilities are welcome, with training taking place on Wednesday evenings at walcot training ground. Email [email protected] to find out more information or to sign up for your first session. For those of you who haven’t experienced it first hand, what is the best way to describe it? It’s just rugby! It is not a disability sport, players are not classified by physical, intellectual or mental disabilities or barriers. It is a sport open to anyone who wants to play regular full-contact rugby. If you happen to have some form of disability or barrier, but want to play regular rugby, then in mixed ability rugby you are more than welcome. The same goes, if you have no disability or barrier. Games are played in true rugby spirit. Why does mixed ability work so well in rugby? Well, rugby has always been the sport of all sorts – all shapes and sizes, and all abilities. So, there is a spot for the strong, slow, small and fast players on the same team and all are valued for what they can do. Mixed ability rugby just takes the same format as any other rugby team in a club. if you feel you don’t have enough experience, might not be good enough, are new to the game or just want to get back to playing for a bit of regular training and team bonding then a mixed ability team is for you. To truly experience rugby, mixed ability must play the same format as a regular rugby team. The only law change is uncontested scrums which you often see in social or veteran matches too. If you want to see rugby played for rugby’s sake, then we would encourage you to go look at a game of mixed ability rugby in your area and see what it’s all about. Even better, grab a pair of boots and experience it on the pitch!