Mayor tackles rugby challenge

She's proved before that she's game for a laugh...and the Mayor of Rotherham was at it again this week when she got to grips with some rugby players.

Cllr Rose McNeely was at the front of the line when Rotherham Titans players were after volunteers to tackle a line-out.

The Mayor has already abseiled for charity and tried out some beer goggles since taking on the top civic role last May and had previously completed a skydive.

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And as dozens of youngsters looked on this week, the Mayor proved once again that she was a game girl as Titans stars Colin Quigley and Dan Baines hoisted her into the air to catch the ball.

The Mayor was visiting Herringthorpe Junior and Infants School to present pupils with certificates for completing the Titans Community Foundation Reading Partner Programme, which involves Titans players visiting schools across the borough to act as positive role models and help youngsters with their reading.

The Mayor, who also took part in a fitness class for the over-50s this week, said: “I had a go last year at the rugby when I was the Deputy Mayor but there was no photographic record of it so I was keen to do it again. “They said that if I came in trousers I could do it."