TWENTY-FIVE people took part in the Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory coaching courses at Bridport RFC.

West Dorset community rugby coach and ex-England women’s international Charlotte Male led the courses along with fellow RFU representative Chris Burton, the regional development officer.

Attendees came from several other local rugby clubs and there were also two referees, junior parents and some of Bridport’s own senior players.

These courses are designed to offer a deeper understanding of the technical points of the game and are also the first steps to a level one coaching qualification.

The morning proved very successful and other courses will be on offer in the future organised by vice-chairman Allan Staerck.