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...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Campaigning for women's and girls' sport.

The Women' Sport and Fitness Foundation is an organisation campaigning for women's and girls' sport. They are running a number of campaigns, including a campaign to improve media coverage of women's and girls' sport that anyone can get involved in (if you want an example of what to complain about take a look at the BBC Sport rugby webpage - no mention of England's recent European Championship win, or come to that the impressive performances of Wales and Ireland).

In addition they also have a monthly newsletter which frequently includes rugby. The latest issue includes an interview with Clive Woodward while the previous issue headlined an article from Katie Storie about A day in the life of an England Women's Rugby Player. Copies of the former quarterly magazine can also be found, and again rugby features - the Spring 2007 issue in particular includes an article on the game which includes an interview with one of Saracens' girls.

It can be a bit downbeat at times when it covers how hard it is for girls to play sport compared with boys - for example "Did you know that 23% of women agree that PE at school put them off doing sport." - but at least this is an organisation that is trying to do something, all be it on a shoestring, and as such is well worth supporting.

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