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 01, 2012

2012 - a year of women's rugby anniversaries

Women's international rugby celebrates several important milestones in 2012. Well, maybe "celebrate" is a bit strong as chances are that several will go by unnoticed.

So - in an attempt to give at least some recognition to a game that has a great past as well as a promising future here are some dates that might deserve be recognised by someone. Somewhere. Especially the ones underlined!

30 years ago...
13th June - First ever women's rugby international (Netherlands v France, in Utrecht)

25 years ago...
Canada's women's rugby board formed
5th April - England and Wales' first test match (again each other, in Pontypool)
14th November - Canada and USA's first test match (against each other, in Victoria, BC)

21 years ago...
4th April - First World Cup (Wales)

20 years ago...
Irish women's rugby union formed
New Zealand women join the NZRU

15 years ago...
First women's international sevens (Hong Kong)

10 years ago...
11th May - Largest women's rugby world cup (Barcelona). 

5 years ago...
Wales women join the WRFU
Women's Six Nations recognised by Six Nations Committee (Italy replaces Spain)


  1. killer49792:06 PM

    I think the 30th anniversary would deserve to be celebrated by some spring international matches like the men's ones, but I don't believe it will happen.

  2. Yes. It is unfortunate that the IRB, France and Netherlands - who were all told about this some months ago - do not agree. Well, going by their total silence in response to enquiries they don't.


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