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, February 17, 2010

A new career option for the rugby mad?

Up until now the options for rugby mad girls wishing to combine career with opportunities to play have been largely limited to the Services, and especially the army. Indeed this has been the chosen path for at least one ex-Legend, though she has been heard to complain that the army had clearly got its priorities wrong as the soldiering had an annoying tendency to get in the way of the rugby.

However the services are not for everyone and for those wishing you follow a career path which does not include trips to Camp Bastion, there is now an alternative as this weekend the England Fire Fighters' Women's team will be playing their first match against Newcastle University. The men have had a team for some years - and at least one male legend has played for them. They regularly play against police and armed services teams, and now Stuart Irwin - the Fire Service director of rugby - and responded to growing demand for a women's XV. And it should be a pretty decent team, as it will be captained by ex-England international - Helen Durman (who also played for Saracens), who now works for the Northamptonshire Fire Service.

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