Photo gallery: Wymondham mayor trains with women’s rugby team

Wymondham mayor Dianne Fernee joins the rugby training session with the womens wasps team. Photo: Bi

Wymondham mayor Dianne Fernee joins the rugby training session with the womens wasps team. Photo: Bill Smith

Wymondham Mayor Dianne Fernee showed her sporting side when she donned a pair of wings and joined the local women's rugby team for a training session.

Mrs Fernee joined the Wymondham Wasps on Wednesday where she took part in a two-hour session to help raise money for her chosen charities.

She swapped her chains for yellow and black stripes and a pair of wings when she took to the pitch in Tuttles Lane, Wymondham.

'I felt a lot better after I had done it. We did a warm up and then we had to run along and pass the ball,' she said.

'I learnt a lot and it was good fun.

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'They are a lovely bunch of girls to be with, they are all very nice. I enjoyed my time.'

She also took part in defence training.

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During her civic year, Mrs Fernee, 61, nominated the Air Ambulance and Star Throwers as her chosen charities. She is also raising funds to buy sensory equipment for a youngster called Jack, who lives in Kimberley Street.

She raised around £300 by taking part in the event.

'I am chuffed,' she said. 'When I became mayor I wanted to raise £2,000. I have now raised £1,800 so I need one last push and I am there.'

Mrs Fernee said she hoped more women would take up the sport and encouraged them to attend a training session.

New members are welcome at the club. Training takes place on Wednesdays from 7pm until 9pm and matches are played on Sundays.

For more information call 07548 695073.

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