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...

Friday, May 27, 2011

OFFICIAL: Syd is one of the best rugby players in the country!

Brilliant news - our own Sydney Gregson has been selected for the national U15 Talent Development Group, as well as the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme.

Or, to cut through all this jargon, this means that Syd is - officially - one the best 30 or so rugby players in the country in the U15 age group. She is also the first ever "home grown" Letchworth player ever to reach these heights (Hayley Guilder and Jess Robinson were called up for trials, and Sasha Acheson was first selected for the TDGs while playing for another club).

As a result Syd will have a busy summer of training and development from some of the country's top coaches, followed by a year of fitness support from the top sports scientists at the University of Hertfordshire.

It also means that - assuming she carries on playing beyond junior rugby - Syd is well on the way to an England cap one day. A quick look at a few TDG squads from past years seems to show that maybe 20% of players go on to play for at least the national U20 team (its a bit early yet to say how many get full caps).

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