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...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coming soon - Rugby Girl: The Movie

Well, TV news story anyway...

Slightly gob-smacking news today that BBC Northern Ireland plan to not only carry a report on the story I dug up recently about the "first girl to play rugby" (Emily Valentine, pictured on the right - amazingly her family have even uncovered a picture of her!), but they are even planning a dramatic reconstruction!

I gather that not only did they like the story (as did The Times, the RFU Museum, and the Irish RFU), but they are planning to interview her surviving grand-daughters (even though they do not live in Ireland anymore), as well as visiting the school, and have even  put together some detailed plans to "reconstruct" her try-scoring school debut (in appropriate sepia tones), as featured in her memoires.

No idea when this will be broadcast, or if it will be shown outside Northern Ireland (but the way things are going I would not be remotely surprised), but its all a bit astonishing - as well as being potentially a great bit of publicity for girls rugby generally!

1 comment:

  1. Great research can't imagine how you found it all out! Do you know where the family went in India? We now have a women's competition in India and it needs a good name!!


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