Welcome to Trailfinders Women. An elite programme competing in the top flight of women’s rugby. Trailfinders Women have joined Premiership Women’s Rugby.
Chief Operating Officer of Women’s Programme: Simon Sinclair
Henley College Head Coach: Aaron Lowe
Brunel University Women’s Head Coach: Steve Wagstaff
WOMEN’S ACADEMY PATHWAY:
Our Women’s Academy commences at Henley College for Under 18s. The programme is led by Kim Oliver, former Bristol Bears Women Head Coach who was capped 43 times by England.
The second part of the Academy is Brunel University where players combine a full-time rugby programme with a degree. This programme is led by Steve Wagstaff, who re-joined the academy coaching team this summer, having previously worked for the club back in 2014. The programmes are supported on and off the field by a team of professional coaches, analysts, physios, nutritionist and strength and conditioning staff. Brunel University boast world class facilities, including a new start of the art 3G pitch and an elite indoor gym.
Recruitment for the Women’s Academy at Henley College and Brunel University is starting for the September 2024 intake. To enquire about joining our women’s programmes please contact: email@example.com.
PLACE OF DEVELOPMENT (POD) PARTNERSHIPS:
We are currently running our local centre in partnership with Ealing 1871. Girls will have the opportunity to join this programme through the mini’s section and then through to U12, U14 & U16 with a view to running a local U18 team in years to come. This will be supported by a Development Officer and 1st team players, along with the management team at Ealing 1871.
We have also formed three POD (Place of Development) partnerships for promising, young female players at Farnham RUFC, Old Reigatian RFC and Medway RFC. All currently have thriving girls sections and so partnering with these clubs is incredibly exciting for the future of women’s rugby at Trailfinders Women.
The partnerships will be tailored to each club, to match their needs and should help to develop a clear pathway for individuals to progress from their club, into an elite playing environment.