Sunday, August 23, 2009

RFUW survey: U18 to Senior Rugby

The RFUW want to hear from as many former U18 girls who are moving into adult rugby this year (or even if they are no longer playing). Please take time to complete the very short survey. A press release issued by RFUW explains why this is important:

"At the RFUW we are keen to support our players through the player pathway, and to ensure that they are making informed choices about their rugby development.

Many of you will be heading off to university soon and will be looking to continue your rugby journey at this important time in your life. You will have loads to think about, and rugby may not be something you have considered yet.

It isn’t our decision where you play rugby, and we would never try to make that choice for you. However, below are some questions that you should be asking yourself when thinking about your options. Remember though that these are only a few suggestions; there are many more aspects to consider:Bulleted List
  • Will you playing regular rugby, at a level that is right for you?
  • Will you have access to high quality coaching, that is matched to your skill level and ability?
  • Will you have to travel long distances to get to training?
  • Does the club have a good off field set up, i.e. are there good people behind the scenes to help you out in your transition to senior rugby?
At the RFUW we have excellent staff members and volunteers who can help you with this step up to senior rugby. If you would like to receive some information from us, or you just want to let us know where you’re off to, please click on the link below to complete a short and simple survey telling us just that. We can then use this to put you in touch with the right people."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Herts County Girls Trial Sun 13th September Welwyn RFC

On Sun 13th September Herts County Girls Training and Trials are taking place at Welwyn RFC.

All 9-17 Age Players, regardless of level of experience, are invited to attend, but must bring a signed Parental Consent Form, available from their Club Coach / Manager, with them on the day to give to the County Age Group Team Managers on arrival.

In addition attendees should also bring: Clothing suitable for playing Rugby in either Hot or Cold Weather (depending on conditions on the day); Trainers or Boots (dependent on the Ground conditions); Mouthguard: plenty of Liquid; Energy Bars.

All Players are asked to arrive by 12.45 and they will be split into the 3 Age Groups: Under 12 (School Years 5,6,7), Under 15 (School Years 8,9,10) and Under 18 (School Years 11, 12, 13) by the respective County Coaches. Each Age Group will have a separate Pitch and Training / Trial will start after 1.00.

The number of Players attending will dictate whether Herts Girls will be able to field an 'A' and 'Development' side at each Age Group in the 2009-10 Season.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hertfordshire senior trials

The new contact for the county senior team is Jo Feakes of Tabard.

A full programme of county rugby is planned for what will be Hertfordshire's senior team's second season. Coaches are currently being organised and it is anticipated that trials will be on 6th or 13th September.

More information will appear in the next few weeks.