There's been outcry from rugby fans after Lichfield Ladies, one of the most established women's sides in English rugby, were left out of the new top flight women's competition.
The Super Rugby tournament begins next season - but Lichfield are the only current Premiership side to be left out, despite sitting second in the league and producing some of our biggest England stars. Today, a petition urging the RFU to re-consider hit five thousand signatures. The team say the news has been a huge shock for players.
- Here from Lichfield Director of rugby Becky Williams below.
Top Midlands side Lichfield say they're 'surprised and extremely disappointed' after being left of the new Women's Super Rugby competition.Read the full story ›
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Food Festival: Sat 27th - Sun 28th Aug (Lichfield)
The organisers behind the Lichfield Food Festival are inviting food lovers to join them in the historic city for a weekend that celebrates local food producers, top local chefs and the city’s food venues.
Great British Bake Off contestants, Howard Middleton and Ali Imdad, will be among the line-up of chefs presenting cookery demonstrations at this year’s festival.
“We hope festival goers will enjoy the chance to see top chefs and bakers, sharing their recipes and tips all for free in two stunning historic settings.
We’re really pleased to have two famous faces joining a fantastic line up of food and drink experts.” -
For times, prices and more information visit: http://lichfieldfood.co.uk/