Formed 2004 ... Herts 7s U14 Runners-up 2005 ... North Herts U14 team, Herts Youth Games 2005 runners-up (coached by Letchworth)... Herts Superteams U14 Runners-up 2005 ... Herts SuperTeams "Fairplay" winners 2006 ... Rochford 10s U17 Champions 2006 ... East Midlands 10s U17 Runners-up 2007 ... East Midlands 10s U17 "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... National 10s U17 5th place and "Fairplay" winners 2007 ... Herts 7s U17 Plate runners-up 2007 ... National 7s U17 Plate winners 2007 ... RFU "President's XV" Award winners 2007 ... Herts Superteams winners 2007 ... Midlands 10s U18 Runners-up 2008 ... National 10s U18 4th place 2008 ... North Herts U11 team, Herts Youth Games 2008 runners-up (coached by Letchworth girls) ... London and SE 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2008 ... Herts 7s U18s runners-up 2008 ... National 7s U18s quarter-finalists 2008 ... Gloucester City 10s U18 Bowl runner-up (6th) 2009 ... Worthing 10s U18 Plate runner-up 2009 ... National 7s U18 Plate winners 2009... Worthing 10s U15 Plate winners 2010... Worthing 10s U18 Shield winners 2010... Herts 7s U15 and U18 Bowl runners-up 2010... National 7s U18 Plate runners-up 2010...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Passing the time...

In all honesty I am not wildly sure how much interest you all have in the wilder world of girls' and women's rugby, but assuming that I am not alone in being in a household where the next two weeks stretch ahead into the far distance, and where there are indeed limits to how much revision you can do and chocolate you can eat, I thought I'd pass details of a few mildly diverting websites on.

Of course the fact that the author of Ruckosphere describes our blog as "one of my all-time faves" has no influence whatsoever in my highlighting it because its a great starting place as the site reviews the leading girls' and women's blogs, worldwide. The author (and site) is actually based in Bremen in Germany, but the site is almost entirely in English.

The author is also a leading contributor to probably the best news and discussion forum for women's rugby. Run by FIRA - the Paris-based Federation of European Rugby Associations - it is very effectively moderated, a lack of which was the downfall of a similar service run by the IRB.

The FIRA service is also far easier to use than the official RFUW forum which both looks dated and is very fiddly to use (and is therefore not used much) - avoiding the need to moderate by adopting a fiendishly complex log-in procedure. Rather oddly it also tends to list discussion items with the most recent contributions first, which makes reading a thread a bit strange sometimes. On the other hand it is a bit more down to earth than the more internationalist FIRA discussion

Anyway all this goes to show that, despite the lack of media coverage, this is a significant international sport that you are playing.

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