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...

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Sydney on the road to Rio?

It may be rugby sign-up weekend for most juniors, but for one the season has already started (as if last season ever finished).

Sydney Gregson will be playing for the London & South East U18 sevens team this weekend in the UK School Games in Sheffield. This is the first time rugby sevens has been part of the games, and is one of England's first steps towards getting together a GB team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

What is amazing about Syd is not only that she has been selected as one of only ten girls from the whole Division, but this will be her first taste of U18 rugby - last season she was only a U15 so she has never played at this age band before. The selectors clearly must think a lot of her!

There will be six teams in the competition, which is being played in Sheffield - the four English Divisions, plus two Welsh teams.

The only disappointing thing is that this will be the last time Sydney runs onto a field as a Letchworth player as, due to the lack of a U18 team at the club this year, she will have to move to Welwyn this season. However, despite the change of  club colours, once a "legend" always a legend!

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