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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.

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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 (www.englandrugby.com/innerwarrior) 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!

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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.

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Cornwall U15 Girls Grab a Win But U18s Go Down in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Girls U.18 53 pts - Cornwall Girls U.18 5 pts

 

Report by NIALL Devenish.

 

Cornwall U18 Girls made the very long trip up to Banbury RFC in Oxfordshire for their first game of the season against the home team.

 

A very well organised Oxfordshire side put Cornwall under pressure from the outset and despite some spirited defence started to work a healthy lead.

 

In attack Cornwall could not seem to find the fluency required and even after long periods of attack were unable to make much of a mark on the score-board.

 

Cornwall started the second half brightly and began to get into their stride in attack managing a sustained period of in the opposition 22. Following a great line break by Cornwall, Oxfordshire were penalised for deliberately killing the ball on their five-metre line resulting in one of their players being sin binned.

 

Cornwall used the extra player well to break down a stubborn defence and score their only try of the game. 

 

The final score of 53- 5 did not reflect the effort and spirit the Cornish Girls showed, they were beaten by a good and well organised side, but never gave up. 

 

Head coach Niall Devenish

 

Assistant coach Karl Thomas

 

Team manager Teri Hughes

 

Cornwall Girls U.18 Team sheet.

 

1.Chelsea Mitchell
2.Mia Abbott-Smith
3.Joanne Hocking
4.Megan Shroff
5. Beth Hampton
6.Nadine Vincent 
7.Zelah Yuill
8. Leona Hughes (vice captain)
9.Roberta Scotland
10.Amy Bunt (Captain)
11.Megan Trevorrow
12.Sasha Friggens
13. Ellie Benyon
14.Lizzie Langton
15.Lizzie PeverleyReplacements

 

16.Chloe Tyrell
17.Keira Goddard
18.Sophie Hall
19.Zoe Pixton
20.Lucy Rendle
21.Adriana Barker
22.Chloe Graham

 

 

OXFORDSHIRE U.15  12PTS CORNWALL U.15 24PTS

By Kevin Williams

Cornwall girls under 15s set off bright and early for the first of their three games against Oxfordshire at Banbury RFC.

Due to an accident en route and the changing rooms not being ready the girls only had a short period of time to warm up and to shake the journey out of their systems, not ideal preparation. .

Playing the first half down the slightest of slopes on a firm pitch with a bit of sunshine Cornwall failed to claim the ball from kick off  knocking on. Undeterred Cornwall’s pack took the first scrum against the head, the ball spun wide to the blindside winger Abby Smith who from 30 meters beat her opposite number and full back to open the scoring for the visitors, that try lifted the girls.

A short while later Oxfordshire put together a good few phases to drive over the line for a converted try and a 7-5 lead.

After gaining a scrum in a good field position in the Oxfordshire half the Cornwall pack showed their strength and dominance winning the ball before putting together a number of phases allowing lock Evie Asman to crash over for a try converted by centre Chloe Vickery.

Oxfordshire bounced back with an unconverted try to level the game at 12-all.

With a minute or so left on the clock in the first half Cornwall had another scrum this time in their own 22, winning the ball Cornwall moved the ball to full back Laura Griggs who showed great pace beating the cover from distance to dot down under the post for Vickery to convert leaving Cornwall 19-12 up at half-time.

Cornwall started the second half the way they finished the first half dominating field position and possession, however play was halted for a period following a neck injury to Cornwall’s No.8 Kacey Rexworthy requiring the game to be completed on an adjoining pitch.

Oxfordshire put Cornwall under pressure from the re-start but Cornwall defended well turning the ball over on their 5 metre line with Griggs relieving the siege with a powerful run out of defence up to halfway.   

Cornwall settled starting to put the phases together as the forwards and backs combined inside the Oxfordshire 22 resulting in replacement Charlotte Newstead crossing the whitewash for the only score of the half.

Speaking after the game coach Kevin Williams said. “With minimal preparation time and the long distance to travel we all thought we were in for a difficult day at the office but these young ladies showed brilliant commitment and team spirit from start to finish.
Cornwall’s pack was fantastic at the break down with lots of turnovers coming from lock Megan Moriarty whilst the Cornish scrum was dominant throughout.

“A special mention needs to go to centre Chloe Vickery for stepping up to take the  conversions, having never taken one before, she converted two out of four.”
Cornwall U.15: Laura Giggs, Abby Smith, Flo Bawden, Chloe Vickery, Jenna Dymond, Anna German, Chloe Shrosbree (Capt); Megan Clifford, Pyper Karkeek, Chelsea Cortis, Megan Moriarty, Kacey Rowe, Evie Asman, Sophie Daniel, Kacey Rexworthy.

 Replacements: Mollie Maycock, Paige Clarke, Emily Hosking, Evie Curnow, Charlotte Newstead, Kizzy Dymond, Olivia Rowland

 

 
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Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Fixtures 2017/18

 

Cornwall has been drawn in Pool Three of Division Two with Hertfordshire, Somerset and Dorset & Wilts for the Women’s County Championship. The fixtures are:

Sunday 29th April 2018 – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Cornwall v Somerset

Sunday 13th May 2018 – Cornwall v Hertfordshire

The winner of the pool will be at home to the winner of Pool Four (Essex or Hampshire) in the Semi-Final on Sunday 20th May with the Final being played on Sunday 27th May

Please click on the link below for the full draw.  

 
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Cornwall Developing Player Programme

Follow the links below for this year’s DPP Handbook and application forms for the Cornwall Developing Player Programme.

Due to a DPP review by the RFU there have been some changes highlighted below:

Girls DPP:

We are in the process of finalising the girls DPP programme and will send out application forms to start following the Girls County programme.

U12's:

There are no longer any sessions for the U12's as part of the DPP programme.

U13's:

The programme for this age group does not start until February 2018 so I will be uploading application forms in the new year for the U13's.

U14's & U15's:

The programme for these age groups runs through the season as per last year and remains at a cost of £40. Please download and return the forms to myself before the beginning of September.

U16's:

The programme for the U16's is now running in the first half of the season to allow for the County match programme and appropriate time for GCSE preparations post- Christmas. Please download and return the forms to Rich Siveter before the beginning of September.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please contact Rich Siveter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forms and payment are to be returned to:

Rich Siveter.

Penwith College,

Porthcurno Building,

St. Clare Street,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR18 2SA.

 
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