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...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Rugger Girls: Part 3

Part Three of the summary of the history of women's rugby, from the book "The Girl in rugby," written by Jacques B. Corti and Yaneth Pinilla foreword by Serge Betsen, translated from the blog "Des Filles en Ovalie"


(...) "In the early years of the decade things stay as the are - technically and training days, hours, reliability in general, all become habits of this new practice of rugby."

These steps forward, of course, attract numerous critics. Claude Izoard has not forgotten the atmosphere: "Often leaders told us we were crazy. Establish the Association and the championship was not easy. FFR did not want to hear about it. Nobody wanted girls. The desire to prevent all this was real " .


"Very quickly the idea of holding a first national championship appeared. This became a reality in May 1972 and the first final to be held on July 2 of that year, between the Adour and ASVEL Villeurbanne. The girls of Villeurbanne won 10-8. Annie Ferréol, who played at that first final, remembers: 'We played on a rotten ground. The grass was high. There were no stands. The locker rooms were prefabs. In fact, I remember better games against the Violets of Bourg en Bresse. That was the derby! We could not contain ourselves! "

"From there, everything started to move. The first Regional Committee was created covering Burgundy and Lyonnais. The Poppies graduated and formed an independent club, led by Marie-Céline Bernard (...) ".


Extract from the book "Rugger Girls", Editions Atlantica (2005), Written by Jacques Corte / Yaneth Pinilla B. Foreword by Serge Betsen.

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