Women and Girls

U18 CRFU Girls Head to Centre of Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Chelsi Mitchell (Penryn), Mia Abbott-Smith (Penryn), Nadine Vincent (Liskeard), Leona Hughes (Liskeard), Megan Shroff (Liskeard) and Lizzie Langton (Devonport Services) are heading to the home of Bristol Premiership Ladies Bristol to take part in their Centre of Excellence programme.

This replaces the divisional system and will see these young ladies receive a whole range of coaching delivery from ball handling right through to nutrition and recovery guidance.

If they excel then selection into RFU academies may be a possibility.

The CRFU Women and Girls section, along with everyone at the CRFU wish them the very best of luck.



Coach Education - Positional Skills Clinics

Monday 26th February

You are invited to attend an evening with the Exeter Chiefs & Cornish Pirates players who will be leading positional skills clinics to our U14 & U15 DPP group. They will be looking at a variety of practices and technical input to benefit your players. The evening is open to all coaches so please confirm your attendance by emailing Rich Siveter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 23rd February.

Monday 26th Feb

Truro College Astro Pitch

6pm meet & register

Approx. 8pm finish



Cornwall Ladies Prepare for the 2017/18 Campaign

The ladies recently undertook a challenging weekend of trials and training in preparation for their county championship campaign. Head coach Martyn Ruskin is pictured with the ladies.

Trials held across two days saw 28 ladies from Bude, all the way down to Penzance brave the conditions to show the coaches just what talent and commitment there is in the county. Some even attended both days to gain extra experience and training to achieve game time during a particularly difficult time owing to the atrocious weather.

There are still at least 5 more ladies who need to trial but could not due to prior commitments and they will be looked at during the friendly fixture.

As you can see it looks like the ladies enjoyed the sessions!

A huge thank you to Launceston RFC and Truro College for hosting us.

The programme for the rest of the season is as follows:

Sunday 11th February friendly away to Newton Abbott
Sunday 25th February training at Launceston RFC (11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.)
Sunday 25th March training at Launceston RFC (11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.)
Sunday 15th April training – time and location to be confirmed

Gill Burns Women’s County Championship

Division Two (Pool Three)

Sunday 29th April Dorset & Wiltshire (away, time and venue to be confirmed)

Sunday 6th May Somerset at Launceston RFC K.O.: 2.30 p.m.

Sunday 6th May Hertfordshire at Launceston RFC K.O.: 2.30 p.m.


Festival of Girls County Rugby at Camborne

Sunday 19th November from noon will see between 250 and 300 girls participating in huge afternoon of girls’ rugby.

Six counties, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset & Wilts, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, will each field sides at Under 15 and Under 18 levels.

Cornwall will meet Somerset whilst Devon will play Oxfordshire and Dorset & Wilts take on Gloucestershire.

At the previous festival in Banbury last month the Under 15s beat Oxfordshire 12 – 24 with the Under 18s suffering a big defeat 53 – 5.

Make your way to Camborne RFC to see the best girls in the South-West group and give the girls in Black & Gold your support.


Meet Your Inner Warrior

Clubs – only a few days left to register for a Warrior Camp

Since launching England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign in January 2017, over 7,000 women have picked up a rugby ball as a result of attending over 350 Warrior Camps across the country.   

The latest August Warrior Camps saw:   

  • Over 2500 Women & Girls take part across approx. 170 camps   
  • Over 800 new players  

Click here to read highlights from some of the latest camps.

The next phase of Warrior Camps will run from Friday 12th to Sunday 28th January 2018.  As the camps coincide with the new year, the key message around this campaign will be ‘New Year, New You’.

What’s in it for your club?

Your Warrior Camp will receive:

  • Support from local England Rugby staff in the build-up to and during your event.
  • National promotion through England Rugby’s Inner Warrior website ( including sign up options for people to register for your camp
  • Exposure within regional and national media as part of England Rugby’s nationwide communications campaign  
  • Access to the England Rugby Brand Centre to design your Warrior Camp club poster/flyer/social media banner. The Brand Centre also provides an event guide to help you plan and run your camp.   

There will also be a number of opportunities within each areas for clubs to receive additional resources and giveaways.  

Things to consider if you are deciding whether to run a Warrior Camp:

  • What is the best date within the Warrior Camp window for you to run your camp?
  • Who can be on your event team to ensure it’s a successful event?
  • Who else within the club do you need to work with? (Committee? Sponsors? Groundsman? Catering?)

·         Separate event from your usual training sessions and aimed at new or returning players

·         Follow up sessions post your inner warrior event

  • If new people join your club as a result of the Warrior Camp, do you have enough capacity to cater for their development?  

How to register

  • Agree date and time with the relevant people within your club, including your RDO / CRC  
  • Simply click HERE to register your event. This will take less than 5mins if you know the date and time of your event
  • Apply by Friday 17th November in order to be considered for the January Warrior Camp wave. You will be informed by Friday 1st December if your Warrior Camp has been approved.  

What happens next?

  • Start planning how you are going to run and promote your Warrior Camp, ensuring the whole club buys into this.  After all, this could result in more members!
  • Think of what will encourage local non-rugby women / girls to come down and have a go. Remember, it doesn’t have to necessarily always be rugby related.
  • Once your event has been accepted as a Warrior Camp, shout about it on social media using our brand assets to ensure as many people across the local community are aware that it is happening.   

 We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming lots of new women and girls into the rugby family!


Michaella Roberts Named for England Women U20s

Congratulations to Michaella who has been named in the twenty-eight strong England Women’s Under 20 squad for the second year. Now plying her trade for Bristol Ladies in the Tyrell’s Ladies Super League, Michaella started her rugby career at Camborne RFC.

The fixtures are:

England Women U20 games 2017-2018

14th February - England Women U20 v Army, KO TBC

24th February - England Women U20 v France (away), KO TBC

17th March - England Women U20 v France (home), KO TBC

Everyone in Cornwall will continue to watch Michaella’s progress with interest and hope to see her in the full England jersey in the future.