43 episodes

In the only podcast solely dedicated to the grassroots women's game, Jodie, Matt, Lou, Mollie, Goose and Joyce take a bi-monthly stroll through the chaos, joy and intrigue of club-level rugby.

We celebrate the characters in the game, the essence and culture of rugby and shine a spotlight on the teams playing in various leagues around the country.

Our very own legend Cherie (ChezSez) gives listeners a unique insight into her life in the sport and the mayhem of 70% off hour at Aldi.

We will bring interviews from other clubs, ideas and general rugby love from the Grass Roots game. No prem, no International, just rugby as we all know and love. In the mud, in the bar, with your mates.

Expect chat, regular sections, special guests and characters from the game, laughs and analysis. We will also tackle some of the more difficult subjects.

Overall this is an extension of the rugby clubhouse where we share stories, ideas and facts from the fastest growing sport in the UK.

Definitely not one for the car on the school run........

GrassRoots - Women's Rugby from the Roots Up Matt, Lou, Jodie, Dubs, Lucy and Mollie

    • Sport
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

In the only podcast solely dedicated to the grassroots women's game, Jodie, Matt, Lou, Mollie, Goose and Joyce take a bi-monthly stroll through the chaos, joy and intrigue of club-level rugby.

We celebrate the characters in the game, the essence and culture of rugby and shine a spotlight on the teams playing in various leagues around the country.

Our very own legend Cherie (ChezSez) gives listeners a unique insight into her life in the sport and the mayhem of 70% off hour at Aldi.

We will bring interviews from other clubs, ideas and general rugby love from the Grass Roots game. No prem, no International, just rugby as we all know and love. In the mud, in the bar, with your mates.

Expect chat, regular sections, special guests and characters from the game, laughs and analysis. We will also tackle some of the more difficult subjects.

Overall this is an extension of the rugby clubhouse where we share stories, ideas and facts from the fastest growing sport in the UK.

Definitely not one for the car on the school run........

    Season 2, Episode 16 - when it all goes to hell. Shrewsbury Ladies, yoga & no booze

    Season 2, Episode 16 - when it all goes to hell. Shrewsbury Ladies, yoga & no booze

    Welcome to episode 16, Season 2!The tale of woe continues with this season; we look at how we are trying to fix it and offer some advice, some more helpful than others to teams going through similar issues.  We have a special interview with the brilliant Shrewsbury Women and learn all about their journey in the game, especially now they are wearing lovely new Halbro Shirts sporting the grassroots logo! If you want your team or you to come on for a chat, please get in touch; we’d love to hear from you. Please don’t forget to give us a rating, and If you enjoyed the pod and would happily buy us a beer in the clubhouse, then please drop us a few quid on Ko-fi. This is the link: www.ko-fi.com/grassrootsrugbypod we are raising money for some equipment to make the pod even better!To get in touch:grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 2, episode 15

    Season 2, episode 15

    Welcome to episode 15, Season 2!In this much delayed episode we apologise profusely for our incompetence and use a load of lame excuses, then discuss actual rugby excuses, some better than others.  We wring our hands with misery at the terrible season we’re having, and think of ways to fix it, discuss mental health and generally look at where things are at in the game. Halbro join us for a chat, and overall we try to get back on track! Please don’t forget to give us a rating, and If you enjoyed the pod and would happily buy us a beer in the clubhouse, then please drop us a few quid on Ko-fi. This is the link: www.ko-fi.com/grassrootsrugbypod we are raising money for some equipment to make the pod even better!To get in touch:grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com 

    • 59 min
    Season 2 episode 14 - The Avonmouth Aftermath and Chez is back

    Season 2 episode 14 - The Avonmouth Aftermath and Chez is back

    Welcome to episode 14 of Season 2 of GrassRoots!In this tired and emotional episode we piece together the wreckage of the GrassRoots festival in Avonmouth, digest the weekend and celebrate all that was fantastic about another top weekend of rugby fun. We welcome back Cherie from her hiatus, hear all about her camping disaster and why you should check the bottle before tucking into the airport duty free on holiday.Our interview for this episode is with Oli, Director of Playing at Ipswich RUFC who gives us the lowdown on their amazing fundraiser for the My Name Is Doddie foundation. To donate and follow their progress, please visit: www.all4mnd.co.ukPlease don’t forget to give us a rating, and If you enjoyed the pod and would happily buy us a beer in the clubhouse, then please drop us a few quid on Ko-fi. This is the link: www.ko-fi.com/grassrootsrugbypod we are raising money for some equipment to make the pod even better!To get in touch: grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com / fergus@halbro.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Special Episode! Rocky, Jemma, Kathryn & Fiona LIVE at Avonmouth!

    Special Episode! Rocky, Jemma, Kathryn & Fiona LIVE at Avonmouth!

    Welcome to a special Episode of GrassRoots!This is a LIVE panel discussion recorded at Avonmouth Claire’s RUFC in Bristol at the GrassRoots Festival.We discuss all things GrassRoots with rugby legend Rocky Clark, MBE, Ireland and Gloucester prop, Kathryn Buggy, ThePropLife, Jemma Norton and referee Fiona Brunt.In this fascinating and wide-ranging discussion hosted by Mollie, we cover everything from body image, room mates and shower etiquette to the importance of being role models within the game.Thanks a million to Halbro for supporting the festival; Kathryn is an Ambassador for the brand and the GrassRoots Nomads kit was specially designed by Halbro for the podcast.Please don’t forget to give us a rating, and If you enjoyed the pod and would happily buy us a beer in the clubhouse, then please drop us a few quid on Ko-fi. This is the link: www.ko-fi.com/grassrootsrugbypod we are raising money for some equipment to make the pod even better!To get in touch: grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com / fergus@halbro.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 13 - the in-person one (sorry)

    Episode 13 - the in-person one (sorry)

    Welcome to season 2, episode 14!In this off-season episode, we attempt, with varying degrees of success to do an in-person recording. This was harder than we initially thought, so please bear with us as we figure out the sound quality when we’re all together!We welcome Fudge from the fantastic Shrewsbury RUFC Ladies, Jody updates us on her latest injury, we discuss changing captains and pre-season.We also announce our new project – making and producing a GrassRoots Women’s Rugby Documentary. If you would like to take part, please get in touch! Goose introduces draft one of the GrassRoots Nomads’ Team and we eat a lot of crisps.We hope you enjoy the episode.Please don’t forget to give us a rating, and If you enjoyed the pod and would happily buy us a beer in the clubhouse, then please drop us a few quid on Ko-fi. This is the link: www.ko-fi.com/grassrootsrugbypod we are raising money for some equipment to make the pod even better!To get tickets for the GrassRoots Festival in Avonmouth on the 19th, visit: https://ticketbud.com/events/5a9833e2-e90a-11ed-9eaa-42010a717022To get in touch: grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com / fergus@halbro.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Season 2, Episode 12 - 7s Tournaments, Chat GPT, Jodie gets injured again

    Season 2, Episode 12 - 7s Tournaments, Chat GPT, Jodie gets injured again

    Welcome to Epside 12! In this episode we talk about 7s tournaments, pre-season training and getting ready for the new season.Jodie gets another injury, Matt goes for a Burton and we use Chat GPT to write a team talk.Cherie is still missing in action but do not fear, we'll get her back soon.Thanks for entering the competition - we will be announcing the winner in the next episode!To get in touch: grassrootswomen@hotmail.comwww.linktr.ee/grassrootsrugbypodInsta: @grassrootsrugbypodTwitter: @gr_rugbypodFor more information about our awesome sponsor Halbro: www.halbro.com / fergus@halbro.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Nic44273 ,

My favourite podcast

This is still my favourite podcast and we just got back from Avonmouth and the GrassRoots Festival. Great weekend with lots of laughs, fascinating panel, top rugby and the best after party 👏🤩thanks to everyone and keep up the great work 👍

CWEJ1985 ,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A great insight into what happens off the pitch at a grassroots level. Regardless of whether you play for the men’s / women’s or age grade teams, there’ll be a story or anecdote you can relate to!!

Not entirely suitable for listening with the kids in the car, but no different to what they may hear in the clubhouse bar 😂👍🏻🏉

Keep up the excellent work of championing the grassroots game, especially from the female perspective!!!

Haylz1984 ,

What women’s rugby is all about

This podcast is not only hilarious but does also touch on real challenges we face with women’s rugby and pushes the issues out there to be discussed. Get it listened to, be warned though - you’ll be hooked

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