Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 2017

KHELO Rugby Tackles Gender Inequality

Khelo Rugby’s new Project Manager writes about her experiences in organising our Day of the Girl Tournament and how gender inclusion is an important part of combatting gender inequality.  by Nidhi Ghelani When I see the girls from across our Khelo communities’ play and lead training sessions I realise that the only thing holding [...]

Middleton announces squad

Middleton announces squad for Old Mutual Wealth Series Issued by Rugby Football Union Simon Middleton has announced a 28 player squad for the Old Mutual Wealth Series where England will face Canada in a three Test series in November. The Red Roses will take on Canada in opening game at Allianz Park on Friday 17th [...]

Ellie Boatman on Rugby Stereotypes

5 Annoying stereotypes faced by all female rugby players BY ELLIE BOATMAN Ever since I was little, rugby has played a big role in my life. After all, I was pretty much born into a rugby family. My parents' rings were carried on a rugby ball at their wedding (I know, how did my [...]

Laura Hale opens the scoring on her Testimonial

Cheltenham ladies remained unbeaten and went clear at the top of Championship south on Saturday with a win over main rivals Thurrock ladies, eventually beating them 34-15. Tigers started strongly with some fierce defence from captain Jess Elbeck and won a string of penalties that put them in the driving seat. After several strong [...]

#WRWC2017 The Aftermath

The Women’s World Cup 2017 – the Aftermath, by Bruce Perkins - with foreword by John 'Max' Maxwell I occasionally get sent links to articles on women's rugby, and some come to me direct from the author - as did this piece from Bruce, "I Coached at school for many years, and quite by [...]

Harlequins continue winning streak

Harlequins Ladies continued their winning streak by putting six tries past DMP Sharks at Surrey Sports Park today. This now moves Harlequins to the top of the Tyrrells Premier 15s league,. Five tries in the first half including two by Jess Wooden saw off DMP Sharks. England International Vickii Cornborough also got her name [...]

Firwood Waterloo secure Losing BP

Bristol rely on a powerful maul to secure an away win against Firwood Waterloo 20-16 By Lyndsey Dorries Firwood Waterloo execute their game-plan well but are unable to come away with more than a losing bonus point Heavy pre-match rain made conditions tricky and both teams committed early penalties. With ball in hand Bristol [...]

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