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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hayley makes it through!

Tension and excitment must be mounting in the Guilder household with the news the Hayley is through to the final 50 girls competing for next years RFUW U18 "Training Talent Development Group" (TDGs) .

The TDG is more than yet another incomprehensible RFUW acronym (but doesn't that organisation just love jargon and opaque initialisms?). This is a very special training group - indeed in any other sport, or any other country, it would be hailed as the National Training Squad, and appropriate national appellation applied. However the RFUW bans us from using the word "England" in connection with it (you get Phone Calls should you dare to use the "E" word in print).

Basically the TDG squad contains the top 30 girls in the country, selected by the RFUW national coaches - effectively the players most likely to play for their country in the next five year or so. Sasha was a member last season, along with a few other names some of your will know such as Megan Williams and Hannah Gallagher (from Welwyn), and Lizell Heather (from Kettering).

Anyway - Hayley will now be up against Sasha, Megan, Hannah, Lizell and 45 other highly talented girls from across the country competing for those 30 places in the 07/08 TDG when she returns to Heythrop in Oxfordshire for a two day training and selection "camp" in just seven days time.

Go Hayley!!!


  1. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Well done Hayley. Will keep fingers crossed for next stage!

  2. Anonymous12:33 AM

    wooop you go girl :P
    and its talent development group not training haha.
    go hayley!!!!!!!!! WUHEY!
    x x x x x

  3. Well done on your selection Hayley.

    Swaffham Rugby


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