As we all make preparations for the coming 2018/19 season, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and to say a huge thank you for your contribution to this great game of ours over the past year.
Category: Women & Girls
On 27 May we held our first Female Match Official Development Day at Twickenham to promote the progress of female MOs and learn about the challenges they face and the support they need.
Hartlepool Rovers FC is the first English club to support our UGC (User Generated Content) project, and give us a taste of why it’s good fun to be a young female coach.
Listen to this informative interview with Clare Daniels about her work to find, evolve and develop rugby referees.
Last month (December), before she left England for an extended period in Australia, Dorking RugbyClub welcomed Kay Wilson, former Red Roses star winger, back to the Big Field in Brockham where she played rugby as a young girl.
England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign launched the latest series of camps this month (January) after last year’s camps gave a huge boost to grassroots women’s rugby participation.
When Rachel Downs and her friend Eleanor Dainty had to finish playing in the boys team at Under 12 their options were limited.
The first fixture played by Goodwin Academy year 11 girls, against Dover Grammar School girls at Deal and Betteshanger RFC, was a positive step towards growing club rugby for girls in East Kent.
January closed with a door opening for Lancashire girls wanting to play rugby as Rochdale RUFC’s girls section hosted their first ever matches at Under 13 and Under 15.
As England Women prepare for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August 2017, Castleford RUFC are playing a part in the preparations.