A BARRY based law firm has stepped in to provide backing for Cardiff Blues women’s rugby team, providing a new wet weather training kit for the 35-woman squad.

CJCH Solicitors helped out the team as part of a sponsorship package.

The team's head coach Stuart Clarke said: "This is a tremendous help to us as a club. The women’s game is growing fast in terms of skill levels and popularity, but we don’t have the kind of money that exists in the men’s game. That’s why support like this is so vital.

“It’s often cold and wet when we train, so the right kit is important, not just to look the part, but to keep the muscles warm and prevent injury. This support from CJCH Solicitors will make a real difference.”

Cardiff Blues women’s team competes in the Welsh Rugby Union’s women’s regional competition, and plays home games at Cardiff Arms Park.

Jacqui Seal, a senior partner at CJCH Solicitors said: “We recognise the value of sport to communities and individuals, so were very pleased to support Cardiff Blues women with new wet weather training kit.

“Sixty per cent of our staff are women, so supporting the women’s team was a natural choice for us. We’re hoping it brings them more success on the field this season.”