RUGBY star Mackenzie Carson will be visiting Minchinhampton RFC as part of a drive to connect Red Roses with their community clubs on Sunday, May 26 at 12pm with a free rugby taster session for women and girls. 

With Mackenzie’s Red Roses currently positioned as the number one ranked side in the world, and with a home World Cup being hosted in this country next year, there is huge excitement and increased interest around women’s rugby union at present.

To give back to the fans who supported the Red Roses throughout the side’s recent successful Guinness Six Nations campaign, Mackenzie  will visit Minchinhampton RFC. 

During Mackenzie’s appearance she will be taking everyone through a warm up and joining in training before engaging in a question & answer session with the club's players and guests. 

Mackenzie Carson is forward for both Gloucester Hartpury and the Red Roses chose Minchinhampton as the club she wanted to visit as part of the drive to connect Red Roses with the grassroots game.

She chose Minchinhampton due to her links early on in her career 

Becky Scanlon-Brown, head of girls rugby at Minchinhampton RFC said: “We are delighted and extremely grateful that Mackenzie will be joining us at Minch.

"She is such an inspiration to our community and we cannot wait for her to visit and meet all our members.

"It’s been great to see the growth of the women and girls’ game in recent years, and we’d be delighted to welcome more players to our club so come along and give rugby a try with us on Sunday!” 

The women’s game in England is already flourishing from the grassroots level through to the elite. 

The Red Roses are currently ranked the number one team in the world, while the participation number for women and girls have risen to over 40,000.

With England hosting Rugby World Cup 2025, the aim is to reach 100k registered female players by 2027.