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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Playing with the big girls: Three Go Down to OAs

Carla, Hayley and Jess went down to the OAs open evening yesterday to sample life at Hertfordshire's highest ranking club.

The standard was probably closer to what they were used to, and - despite the high level they play at - their players were not overwelmingly, unapproachably brilliant. And the clubhouse, facilities etc. were spectacular... which we knew (and which everyone else can see on Sunday). On the other hand the journey to OAs is not that easy - especially on a wet, misty January evening - so how practical getting to the ground at least twice a week is more of problem.

As an alternative I've been in touch with Shelford, who train on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Its the club that Lizzell from Kettering is likely to join next year and if any of you are interested I can set up an evening that you could go along to to sample a club that we know rather less about at the moment.

As for this week, it sounds as if Friday's game at Basford may be off as they do not seem to have enough players. Final confirmation this evening, hopefully.


  1. Anonymous9:50 AM

    or they do not want to lose to another East Region side???

  2. Quite right about the Basford game on Friday evening, John. It has been cancelled.


  3. Anonymous5:26 PM

    why was Hayley at the training anyway as it was for u18`s, as she is playing at senior level, what about insurance, and what would the RFUW say if they were to find out.

  4. First, RFUW do know - it was they that insisted that Hayley went to the senior trials!.

    But actually its surprising how many people do not know the rules. Once you are 18 you can play age group rugby (ie. U18) AND adult rugby until the end of your last season.

    This is almost the same as boys' except that boy's can play adult rugby at any time during their final age group season.

    And it is also no significant change from even the U17 days went girls with dispensations could play both U17 and adult rugby in the second half of their final season.


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