Photo: Nick Greenwood

The Strategists is Balbir Singh’s exploration of women’s rugby; celebrating the game and the way the challenges faced by the players relate to challenges we all face in life.

Commissioned by Barnsley Civic and drawing on insights from women rugby players as well as the first female rugby referee Julia Lee, The Strategists is in two acts:

Act 1

Birth of the ball
Blessing of the ball
Growth of the ball
Testing the field
Perfect Play – Abstract
Animal Dream Team
Coaching Loop
Rhythmic section
Flag Section

Act 2

Indian Gods Duet
Referee Rules
Western Super League
15 Green Bottles
The Perfect Play Montage

Find out more about each section of The Strategists: Breakdown of The Strategists