Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Herts Girls 7's Sunday 18 May 2008

The 2008 Herts Girls 7's, which is an open tournament, will take place this season at Tabard RFC on Sunday 18 May.

Like in the previous two seasons (at Welwyn and Letchworth) the Festival will be split into Senior Girls (U18) and Junior Girls (U15) with a maximum of 16 teams in each Section. Enties are required before 30 March and will be taken a first come first served basis until the maximum number is reached.

The organiser is Laura-Jo Pearce from Tabard and she will be contacting all of last years entrants to invite them to the 2008 event in the next few days. If you did not participate last season and would like an entry form or you require further information, her contact e-mail address is

Monday, February 25, 2008

National Cup First Round Results

U15 Pool 4:

Basford 0 London Irish 12
Welwyn 0 Reading 0
London Irish 31 Welwyn 7
Reading 0 Basford 32
London Irish 33 Reading 0
Basford 5 Welwyn 0

Pool Winners: London Irish U15

U18 Pool 5:

Welwyn / Basford 64 Reading 0

The Second Round of both the U15 and U18 Competitions is taking place on 30th March at venues to be confirmed.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Herts County U15 and Team Herts U12 fixtures for the rest of the Season

The provisional plan for the Herts County Girls U15’s Fixtures for the rest of this season is now:
· March 9 at Welwyn RFC: Herts v. Kent.
· April 20 (venue t.b.c.): Herts v. Kent v. Eastern Counties.

Middlesex and Staffordshire have also expressed an interest in participating so I will confirm details of the March 9 fixture in the next week or so.

Both of these Fixtures are on Regional Dates so it is great opportunity for many of those who played for the B team earlier in the season to play for the A Team and stay there!

Kent have also advised that they will be bringing a Team Kent U12 Team to play the Team Herts U12 Team on March 9.

Peter Mccullough
Herts Girls Rugby U15 Manager

Yorkshire Region v. East Region 10th February Results

East Region travelled en mass to Yorkshire on Sunday.

A big thank you goes to all at Dinnington Rugby Club who generously hosted the days Rugby and made all the visiting squad members and their families welcome.

The 3 East Region Squads had mixed results:

Women: Yorkshire Region 24 East Region 10.

U18's: Yorkshire Region 26 East Region 5 (Try: Hannah Gallagher Welwyn and Herts).

U15's: Yorkshire Region 5 East Region 25 (Tries: Courtney Arberry Welwyn and Herts, Alice Finn Saracens and Herts, Alex Grant Basford and Essex, Abbie Cook Basford and Essex, Olivia Stembridge Basford and Essex).

The next East Region fixture is against South Region on Sunday March 16.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

RFUW: "Guidelines as to how best to treat a Referee. "

Guidelines as to how best to treat a Referee.

One of the things that rugby is renowned for is the respect players, coaches, and all participants in fact, show to each other, and to the referee, both on and off the pitch.

Respect is one of the main tenets of the ethos of rugby.

The RFUW , has produced the following guidelines relating to the respect players should show to a referee, to help ensure that the ethos of rugby is maintained.

1.The fixtures secretary needs to supply the society with all their fixtures as soon as they get them, after that they should ensure any additions and changes are notified as soon as they are known.

2.Confirm to referee the time and venue the Wednesday before the match in person, not via email, txt or voicemail, do not assume messages get read/heard

3.Reserve a parking space , near to the clubhouse if possible, for the referee.

4.Appoint someone to meet the referee when he arrives…they should be on the look out for him, not for the referee to go looking for the welcoming committee! when confirming the fixture with the referee, give the referee a name of this person so he/she knows .

5.Show ref to the changing room

6.Introduce to coaches .

7.Ensure your team knows how to address the referee, usually Sir or ref.

8.Ensure due respect is shown to the referee both on and off the pitch.

9.Ensure the referee is thanked after the match.

10.Ensure the referee is bought a drink and offered food after the match. Also offered their expenses (if appropriate).

11.Ensure, if players wish to discuss the match with the referee, back in the clubhouse, the discussion is respectful.

12.Ensure report cards are completed fairly, with balanced criticism, if necessary.

13.Work with your club to ensure spectators show respect for the referee.

14.Work with your club to ensure respect for discipline during the match is

shown, remembering that too many red cards brings problems for your club.

Finally remember that without referees, rugby matches, cannot take place. The Referee is part of the rugby community and deserves to be welcomed and shown respect, just as any member of our community deserves it. Referees are volunteers, and if they do not enjoy their role or feel unappreciated, they will leave the game, just like any other volunteer.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Yorkshire Region v. East Region Sun 10th Feb

Following todays training session, the Coaches have picked their squads for the Away Game in Yorkshire on Sun 10th February.

U18's: Sacha Acheson; Tia Arberry; Emma Burgess; Sarah Carmen; Rachel French; Hannah Gallagher; Hayley Guilder; Stacy Hargrave; Keziah Hopkins; Emma Jamieson; Mishka Mayers; Natalie Mcclarnon; Hannah Marques; Alex Robertson; Emily Scott; Casey Shults; Heather Stammers; Geri Thomas; Megan Williams.

U15's: Courtney Arberry; Megan Childs; Abbie Cook; Kelsey Davis; Alice-Mary Finn; Alex Grant; Jessica Harris; Claire Johnston; Madeleine Lockwood; Ellie Martin; Alice Nee; Katie Parke; Georgia Peedle; Yasmin Pemberton; Layla Pickering; Megan Robson; Olivia Stembridge; Sam Voyle; Maya Whitmore-Tennant; Lucie Wood.

The Games are being played at Dinnington Rugby Union Football Club, Lodge Lane, Dinnington, Nr Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 2PB. Tel: 01909 562044

Directions:From M1From the M1 Junction 31 take the A57 towards Worksop for 1.1 miles. Turn LEFT at the Red Lion crossroads onto the B6463 (Todwick rd). Follow this road for about 2 miles. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the B6060 (Outgang lane). After approximately 0.5 miles you will see Manor Motorsport on your right, then take the next LEFT onto Laughton road - if you see Tesco on your left you have missed the junction. Go over the Mini-roundabout with the Squirrel Pub on your right, and after 50 yards take your next LEFT onto Doe Quarry lane. Carry on up past Rother Valley College and then Dinnington Comprehensive until you reach the crossroads with the Lordens Hotel pub on your left. Go straight ahead at the crossroads and and will see the Rugby Club on your LEFT after 150 yards.From A1From the A1 Junction with the A57, follow the A57 for approximately 7 miles around the outskirts of Worksop going over numerous roundabouts. Once you see Sainsbury's on your left you continue on the A57 going over the next roundabout still on the A57, then at the next roundabout take the SECOND exit for Woodsetts and Dinnington. Follow Worskop road through into Woodsetts and at the crossroads in the village turn RIGHT onto Gildingwells road. Continue along this road as it turns into Woodsetts road and after approximately 1mile you will reach a crossroads. Turn LEFT onto Red Quarry Lane and continue for around 1 mile and the Rugby Club is on the RIGHT.

The Coach will be picking up players at the following locations:
  • A12 Services Boreham Chelmsford 7.00am
  • Lakeside Services Thurrock 7.30am
  • South Mimms Services 8.15am
  • Peterborough Services (A1) 9.15am

Please email me by tuesday pm to confirm that you are still available and to advise which pick up point you will be attending.Please ensure that you are at the relevant pick up point in time, as the coach must leave at the times shown to give sufficient time to travel to Sheffield. As discussed today, please ensure that you bring black shorts with you. Phil 01375 640441 07852 258120