Ladies Senior 1st XV Rugby 2019
Training Sessions to be confirmed will likely be the 3 Wednesdays before the Gill Burns trophy matches begin
Development fixture v Royal Navy XV TBC
Sunday 5th May v Cornwall RFU H Taunton RFC 230 kick off - Gill Burns Trophy
Sunday 12th May v Dorset & Wilts A Venue TBC 230 Kick off - Gill Burns Trophy
Women and Girls rugby in Somerset
Women’s rugby at representative & development level is managed by Senior Rugby.
The contact for womens rugby in 2017/ 2018 in Somerset is Mark Hawkes ( email@example.com).
Girl’s representative & development rugby at under 15 & U 18 level (the two recognised representative groups) are managed by age grade rugby. The contact for age grade is Jason Wheatley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our community rugby section supports all club rugby.
The following ladies represented their county in the 2017 / 2018 season :-
2017/2018 County players - LOUISE CRAWFORD-CLARKE,BEA CHUBB,EMMA HARRIS,VICKY OUSEY,CAIT CHORLTON,LIZE XIA,TAYLOR WEATHERALL,ESME BIRD,ABBEY CONSTABLE,LILLY EDGAR-WILSON,LESA STANTON,REBECCA HAMMOND,CERYS PRIEST,CLARE FLOWER-SIMMONDS,IZZY PILCHER,KELLY GREATOREX,MEGAN WYNNE,ANIKO HEREDI,
IMOGEN MC LELLAND,SHANTELL HEARN,HAYLEY WILLIS,JADE WALLACE,HANNAH HANDSFORD,SOPHIE PHILLIPS,TAMZIN REISS-DAY,DAISY PEARCE-LYONS,HAYLEY GOUGH,ELISHA DUNN,MARIA ROYNON,LEANNE SELLINGS,GEORGINA BESSELL,CHARLOTTE HYNAM,SINEAD BOYS,EMMA GIBINS,KATIE SWITZER.
Thank you for representing yourselves and your county.
SOMERSET RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION HISTORY MAKERS - BELFAST TOUR 2017
The 23 Ladies, 3 Coaches, Manager, Physio and Videographer returned from a hugely successful "Rugby Tour" to Belfast.
What is Success?
The ladies were identified over a long season and invited to tour based on who they were as people & rugby players. We felt they had the ability to grow. They were empowered to make decisons that effected everything they did on tour. Empowerment that would hopefully make them better and different going forward enriching their clubs where appropriate.
They grew to select their teams to play in the Malone 10's & Carrick Fergus RFC Tournament. They led their tour.
Their attitudes to rugby both on and off the field were exemplary as was their rugby. This took them to the cup final of the Malone international 10's where their performance in all they did was outstanding. After a long day at the world cup final the ladies then played in the Carrick Fergus RFC world cup event. They again showed how their Skill and Qualities. Their ability just to work hard at things where no talent is required and perform magnificently.
Our own social media coverage was quite outstanding getting reports to all points of the county which are still available. So overall a terrific tour that has produced enjoyable rugby, identified real leaders and independent decision makers who can all get on together and have fun no matter who they are or where they are from.
The future of ladies rugby in our county is bright as is yours ladies. Go forward use what you learned.
Thank You it was a pleasure, history was made.
"Conceive, Believe, Achieve"
"YOU CAN MAKE THIS SEASON SPECIAL, GREAT FUN, SOMETHING DIFFERENT"
For coming and just having a go! Developing potential in female rugby players in Somerset.
This team is open to all who want to be the best they can be and have a desire to represent their County.
Players who are eligible and attend county development days and training sessions will have the opportunity to be selected to represent this side.
A team that has no pressure other than that applied by the players themselves and one where all receive something new.
A non RFU funded or pathway side.
"COME AND HAVE A GO, DONT TRY, DONT KNOW"
Contact email@example.com OR
Any Player playing in the county is welcome to attend, whether it is just for personal development or an opportunity to represent their county.
The criteria to play for the county are as follows:
(The County includes Bristol clubs south of the river)