Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sussex Girls Rugby Festival Results

U18 Section -

U18 Group Stage:
Herts 10 Essex 0
Herts 24 Middx 0
Herts 0 Hampshire 0

U18 Semi Final:
Herts 15 Sussex 7

U18 Final:
Herts 0 Hampshire 5

U15 Section -

U15 Group Stage:
Herts 22 (Lotte Clapp Tx2, Rachel Mccullough Tx1, Shira Kilgallon TX1 CX1) Eastern Counties 0
Herts 33
(Lotte Clapp Tx2, Tilly Gooch Tx1, Courtney Arberry Tx1, Rachel Mccullough T x1, Shira Kilgallon CX4) Oxon 0
Herts 40
(Bryony Pomfret TX2, Scarlett Cooper-Wall Tx1, Courtney Arberry Tx1, Tilly Gooch Tx1, Becky Dawson TX1, Shira Kilgallon CX5) Middx B 0
Herts 5
(Lotte Clapp Tx1) Sussex 0

U15 Semi Final:
Herts 5 (Shira Kilgallon Tx1) Hampshire 0

U15 Final:
Herts 5 (Courtney Arberry Tx1) Sussex 0

Monday, September 29, 2008

Local Women's Rugby Development Manager post advertised

Our WRDM, Amanda Bate, is leaving the RFUW at the end of the month and her post has now been advertisted by RFUW. This is a vital post for the development of the game, not just in Hertfordshire, but across the East Region and London so please bring it to the attention of anyone you think might be interested:

RFUW Women’s Rugby Development Manager

Salary: from £25 - 28k pa + car and benefits. Based: Twickenham, Middlesex

The Rugby Football Union for Women is seeking to appoint a Women’s Rugby Development Manager (WRDM) for the London North & South regions.  This officer will be expected to take advantage of all networks and partners in developing rugby for women and girls. You will be expected to work and make strong links with schools, clubs, local authorities, county sports partnerships, RFU constituent bodies and development officers as well as RFUW volunteers in the area. You will be expected to form a strong partnership with the RFU Regional Development Managers in planning and implementing strategies for rugby development.

You must have a sound knowledge and experience of sports development, with some experience of rugby being an advantage.  You must also possess good organisational, communication and inter-personal skills.

Further Information

Benefits include competitive salary, company car, pension scheme, death in service benefit.

Full job description and person specification is available via this link or from the RFU and RFUW website www.rfu.com. 

To apply please forward your detailed CV and a covering letter ensuring that you address key points in the job description and person specification to Gemma Ryan, RFUW, Rugby House, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 1DS or by email to gemmaryan@rfu.com

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th October 2008 and interviews will be held in Twickenham on 23rd October 2008.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sussex Girls Rugby Festival 28th September 2008

Herts U15 are now taking just one Team to the Tournament taking place at Crawley RFC on Sun 28th Sept.

The squad is as follows:
1 – Abbie Maxwell
2 – Melissa Gargaro
3 – Charlie Faloona
4 – Scarlett Cooper-Wall
5 – Sydnie Grace
6 – Courtney Arberry
7 – Bryony Pomfret
8 – Shira Kilgallon
9 – Lotte Clapp
10 – Nathalie Gooch
11– Becky Dawson
12 – Sophie Mccormack
13 – Rachel Mccullough
14 - Amber King
15 – Sidnie Nurthen
16 - Oren Blindell
17 – Izzy Mclean
18 – Rachel Selwood
19 – Alice Llelliott
20 – Nancy Harrison

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sussex Festival and England Under 20 Trial

The Herts U18 Squad for the Sussex Festival on 28th Sept is as follows:

1. Emma Burgess
2. Hannah Marques
3. Milly Fuggles
4. Laura Watson
5. Kelsey South
6. Emily Vivian
7. Alice Nee
8. Frankie Dawson
9. Claire Shutler
10. Hannah Gallagher
11. Alice Finn
12. Sam Voyle
13. Nicola Alcock
14. Natalie Threlfall
15. Georgia Peedle
16. Eleanor Morris
17. Charlie Hughes
18. Jess Robinson
19. Emily Wallace Greaves
20. Megan Childs
21. Emma Wilson
22. Vicky Moxom

The Herts County Management Team would like to congratulate Alex Robertson, Geri Thomas, Megan Williams and Haley Guilder in being selected for the Final England U20 Trial also taking place on 28th September. Their absence has given the chance for others to step forward into the Squad for the first County Festival of the season.

As we are missing these England Trialists, we do not have sufficient numbers to be able to make two U18 County Squads (an 'A' and a 'Development' Team). If there are Players at your Clubs who did not come to the first training ession, please encourage them to come to the next one on 19th October. With another half dozen more players we would be in a position to enter 2 Squads in the remaining two Festivals and ensure that all U18’s in Herts get to play at County Level.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sussex Festival Sun 28th Sept Crawley RFC

Herts are taking two U15 teams (A and Development) and one U18 team to the First Girls County Tournament of the Season, the Sussex Girls County Rugby Festival. The Counties involved are:

U15 - Sussex, Herts A, Herts Development, Hants, Essex, Kent, Eastern Counties, Oxon, Middx A, Middx B

U18 - Sussex, Herts, Hants, Essex, Kent, Eastern Counties, Oxon, Middx


WHERE: Crawley RFC, The Clubhouse, Willoughby Fields, Ifield, Crawley, West
Sussex RH11 7LX

WHEN: Sunday 28th September 2008, first matches kick off at 10:30am. ALL PLAYERS TO BE AT THE VENUE BY 9.45 AT THE LATEST FOR REGISTRATION.

PARKING: As with most Rugby Clubs this is limited.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Herts Girls 7's Sun 17th May 2009

Following the Herts Womens and Girls Forum Meeting that took place on Monday Evening, it has been confirmed that Old Albanians will host this seasons Herts Girls 7's on Sun 17th May 2009. Contact details of the the Organiser will be published in the next few weeks.

2009 will be the 5th year that the Herts Girls 7's, which is an open tournament, will take place. The venue changes each year in order to showcase Girls Rugby around the County, and OA's follow Chesthunt, Letchworth, Welwyn and Tabard in hosting it. Bishops Stortford have already agreed to host it in 2010.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Herts Girls County Trial Sun 14th Sept Welwyn RFC

Sun 14th Sept is the confirmed date of this seasons Herts Girls County Trial taking place at Welwyn RFC. Registration and access to the changing rooms is from 1.00 and it will start from 2.00 onwards. As well as the U15 and U18 Trial, U12 Girls from around the County are also invited to a Training Session.

The Herts Registration Form has already been e-mailed to all Girls Club Managers and Coaches in the County. Additional copies will be available on 14/9, but in order for a Girl to partake in the Trial they must be signed by their Parent / Guardian. On the day the U15 Forms are to be handed to Peter Mccullough (U15 County Manager) and the U18 Forms to Dave Marques (U18 County Manager).

Depending on the number of Players that come to the Trial from all the Girls Clubs in Herts we plan to run County ‘A’ and Development Teams at both U15 and U18 this Season. In addition we plan to continue 'Team Herts U12' fixtures this season against other County's 'Team U12's.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Regional youth fixtures 2008/9

YOUTH U15s & U18s training games
The Youth games are preparation games for the RFUW Youth Festival only.

Match 1 – 8/2/09

Match 2 – 22/02/09

EAST  v Thames Valley                                   

West Midlands v East Midlands v South

North West v West Midlands 

Yorkshire v EAST

South West South v South v South West North

South West South v South East

North East v Yorkshire

North East v North West

South East v East Midlands 

Thames Valley v South West N

Youth Regional Tournament
U15s on Saturday March 14th & U18s on Sunday March 15th

Monday, September 01, 2008

Herts Elite Athlete Support Programme 2008-09

Georgia Peedle from Welwyn Warriors U18's has won one of the 25 places on the Herts Elite Athletes Support Programme. This is the 3rd year that the Herts Sports Partnership has run the Programme, which provides athletes slected from a wide range of sports with a package of sport science support services free of charge.

Full details of the programme are: strength and conditioning training sessions with a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach: personalised strength and conditioning training programme; physiotherapy allowance; equipment for home training; media training workshop; performance lifestyle advice; how to stay drug free in sport workshop; free annual membership to the Hertfordshire Sports Village.

In the previous 2 years, Hannah Gallagher and Megan Williams, both Welwyn Warriors, have won places on the Programme, and both are now part of the RFUW Talent Development Group.