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Somerset U18s 12 - 22 Cornwall
On Sunday (30th Nov) Somerset’s Under 18 girls engaged in a hard fought match against Cornwall at St Austell, RFC, with Cornwall eventually coming out 22 -12 winners. The Cornwall girls started the match the stronger winning the early battles between the forwards and deserved to take lead about 10 minutes into the match after good work from their forwards, they forced their way over the line for a try which was well converted. more...
Somerset U15s 39 - 0 Cornwall
The Somerset U15 Girls squad rounded off a fine season with an emphatic victory against Cornwall by 39 points to Nil. The match played at St Austell in fine but cold conditions in front of a good size crowd saw Somerset make good use of the space provided by the first team pitch. Seven tries were scored and the ball was moved effectively and quickly away from contact... more
Scorers: Gemma Batts (2) Esme Bird, Beth Wyatt, Millie Dads, Florence Long, and Robyn Price who also added two conversions.
Somerset U15s Girls took on an experienced and skilful Dorset & wilts team at Wellington on the 3rd of November and ran out winners by 35 -7. In a game that was closer than the score indicates, Somerset came under pressure at the scrum from a heavy D&W pack in the first half, but in every other department had the better of the exchanges. In particular, the backs moved the ball down the line, supported and off-loaded with great skill... more
Scores: Millie Dadds (2), Jess Dadds (1), Esme Bird (2), Millie O'Donnell and Chantaleaze Thompson.
Somerset U18s 32 - 22 Dorset and Wilts
The U18s completed a very good afternoon for Somerset by beating their Dorset and Wilts counterparts by 32 points to 22. This was a very high quality match with two teams playing skilful and and physical rugby at a high tempo... more
Scores: Courtney Bishop (5), Ellie Mulhearn (1), Tara Prudhoe (conv).
The County is currently looking at preparing for fixtures for the senior sides this forthcoming season, the 20's will play Oxford University, Oxfordshire & Warwickshire and every young man that has the opportunity to represent either this side or the Under 18's should have the goal in their minds of playing in the county 1st XV at the end of the season. They should also be keen to force their way into contention to play for the South West Divisional side and England Counties U20 XV. Last season local player Mike Flook, formerly of Keynsham now playing at Dings Crusaders, played for the second season on the trot for his division and his Country at this level as a result of his county experience. Subsequently touring Georgia with England U20's and to France with the Senior county team.
A really positive season for senior representative rugby in Somerset
Grass roots rugby showed how there is still a passion to wear the county shirt. The county has again seen players from all reaches of the county represent themselves and their clubs at county level. The ethos of "being the best you can be" will always be a positive one and 62 players have played in the county development team "saxons" from under 20's and all points of the compass. Read more...
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2013 Paris Tourists
Seal of Approval has now been replaced by Accreditation and a number of clubs have made progress towards achieving the new award. Gordano, Frome and Yatton received the award automatically due to achieving Whole Club Seal of Approval last year. All 3 clubs were invited to Twickenham for the presentation of the award (see photo of Chairman Paul Griffen and wife Lesley who is the Secretary, from Yatton). In the meantime Walcot and Castle Cary got out of the blocks first and are the joint first Accredited clubs in Somerset.
Sharing Good Practice The Club Feature allows you to know what is working for other Somerset clubs; recruitment drives, social events, money-making projects, anything that is worth sharing because it could make a difference at your club - It is reproduced here from the Somerset Rugby Development Newsletter.
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