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Recruiting suggestions?

Hello, My name is Jonna Berry, we just started a women's team in Ames, IA. We just finished our first season with 9 players, we combined teams with another women's team to play in matches this fall. We are having difficulties recruiting members from the community. We have posted fliers around Ames and other towns. Any other suggestions? Any suggestions as to how to get people to take this team seriously? Thank you for your time.

We've got the same problems in the northern part of the Netherlands. The last couple of years we are doing also a lot of clinics at schools. Maybay you can try this?

Greets rolf

ps. anyone other suggestions?

Hi Jonna,

Have you tried speaking to schools in the local area? Perhaps you could ask them to promote your team in their school newsletter and ask if any girls might be interested in trying out and having fun with your team?

Good luck!
Alex

In addition to schools, try other sports clubs such as athletics, martial arts, soccer etc. If they like sport, then they're likely to be attracted.

Thank you for all your suggestions.  We will definitely try talking to other schools and sports clubs that is a great idea.  We have to be careful with the schools though because there is also a collegiate team in Ames with the Iowa State University and we don't want to take any players that would be eligible to play on the Iowa State team away from them.  Our teams get along well with each other now and fortunately when the Iowa State rugby girls graduate they can come play with us which is great.  

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