2013 wasn’t a good season for Bovey ladies. After coming second in the league the year before we were really hoping to push for promotion. Unfortunately however, we ended up having to pull out of the league after calling off a number of our games due to being unable to put out a team. Being a fairly young team we struggled with a lot of our players heading off to university or getting weekend jobs. It was a tough decision to remove ourselves from the league but the right one and hopefully next season we will be able to come back with more commitment and determination. Torquay ladies also had to take themselves out of the league last season again due to the lack of players being able to commit to the games. We have made the decision to join together and make ‘The Barbarians’. We hope that by doing this we will be able to encourage people to be more committed and have people to choose from when it comes to sorting out the team for the weekend. We are hoping to also encourage new players to join to get more people involved in the game! So anyone keen to start playing would be most welcome!! Depending on how this goes and how many players we can gain we will either continue with this arrangement for the next few seasons or we may separate again next year and try again. This is definitely a good step forward and all the ladies at Bovey are keen for the season and the games that we are going to be able to play.