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Judith Phelps becomes the first female president of North Midlands Rugby

Wooden Spoon Shropshire committee member Judith Phelps, has made history by becoming the first female president of the North Midlands Rugby Football Union in the county’s centenary season.

Judith Phelps, Wooden Spoon Shropshire committee member

Phelps, from Telford Hornets, was elected at the county’s recent annual meeting and will serve a two-year term of office in North Midland’s highest post.

“What an honour to be elected president of North Midlands RFU,” Phelps said. “It’s a role I take on with both pride and humility bearing in mind those who have gone before me. I will do my best to be a good ambassador for both North Midlands RFU and the game we all love.”

Phelps previously served North Midlands as safeguarding officer and was also the first female president of Shropshire RFU.

She was awarded a prestigious Torch Trophy in 2015 in recognition of her outstanding voluntary service to rugby in North Midlands.

Her first official engagement was the opening of a clubhouse extension at Ross-on-Wye’s Greytree ground.