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History made as Ross Sutherland appoint first women's captain

By Will Clark

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NATALIE Reid has been appointed the first women’s captain in the history of Ross Sutherland Rugby Club.

The 33-year-old from Invergordon was voted by her fellow players to be given the armband as the club has established a women’s team for the first time.

Natalie Reid is the first captain of Ross Sutherland Ladies.
Natalie Reid is the first captain of Ross Sutherland Ladies.

The team are set to take to the field tomorrow when they take on Inverurie club Garioch as part of the club’s development day at the Naval Grounds in Invergordon.

Reid, whose husband is John Reid who plays for the club’s senior men’s team, says it was a huge honour to be named captain and is looking forward to leading Ross Sutherland into an exciting new chapter.

“There were nominations for who people thought should do it,” said Reid speaking about the captaincy role.

“My husband has played for the club since he was six and I have known him since I was 12.

“I have spent a lot of time standing at the side of the pitch and being around the club.

“I would never thought a couple of years ago I would be ladies captain so it is exciting to be more involved in the club.”

Ross Sutherland only have 13 players at present and are looking to attract new recruits to bolster their squad and play more competitive matches in the future.

Reid only started playing the sport when the team was launched in July.

She said the summer touch rugby league the club organised inspired her to join the team.

She says players of any kind of experience are welcome to join.

“Pretty much all of us in the team are new to rugby with one or two having a bit of experience.

“The summer touch rugby league had around 150 players involved and that is how I got involved. Now we have set up a women’s team and it has all kicked off.”

Kick off on Saturday is at 1pm.

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