Thursday, 14 February 2008
It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for the two age groups with the U18's going down 28-5 and the U15's winning 25-5.
Nat McClarnon (Capt)
Congratulations to Abbie and Olivia who both scored tries on their Regional Debut.
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
This appeared on the Eastern Counties Blog today, and I am sure Vincent would not object to a bit of cut and pasting to acknowledge the service of someone who has done wonders for the Ladies and Girls game in this country.
Most of us at grassroots level know little if anything of who does what amongst the senior management of the RFUW.Yesterday, a change was announced which is worth recording.
Carol Isherwood is stepping down as Director of Rugby.
Why is this important to us? Two reasons:
Firstly, it is worth recording the departure of one of the longest serving and most dedicated servants of women’s rugby. Isherwood was a founding member of the RFUW in 1983 (i.e long before many of those who read this site were born!).
Her profile on the RFUW site includes the following information:
As a founding member of the RFUW in 1983, Carol Isherwood also sat as its first secretary. From there, she was appointed to a number of volunteer board roles over the next 15 years. Her achievements in sport are many, from working for the Westminster City Council for 10 years as the Sports Development Manager, to being the first Captain of the Women’s Great Britain Squad (1986) and the Women’s England Squad (1987). Carol is also a Level 3 coach, and has coached Richmond (girls, second and first teams), the South Division, England Emerging and the England Squad (Assistant Coach). Carol was recently awarded an OBE (2003) for Services to Women’s Rugby.
The other reason this change is worth marking, is Carol’s prime responsibility to
Direct and manage strategies for the development and growth of women and girls rugby.
Organisations change as they grow, and the RFUW’s capacity to support junior grassroots rugby has evolved and improved very swiftly over the last few years.
Given that “The RFUW Board will be reviewing the current staffing structures before any further announcements”, her departure seems bound to have further implications for our area of the game.
We wish her all the very best in whatever she does next.
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
The standard of Rugby this year is higher than ever and the Coaches had a difficult task in selecting the final 26 to make up this years squad.
Cherelle Alphonse. (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Sarah Carmen. (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Rachel French. (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Natalie McClarnon. (Basildon RFC)
Charlie Micalef. (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Sophie Russell. (Basildon RFC)
Emily Scott. (Basildon RFC)
India Harvey. (Westcliff RFC)
Keziah Hopkins. (Westcliff RFC)
Dannie Harris (Westcliff RFC)
Abbie Cook (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Alex Grant (Basildon RFC)
Jess Harris (Basildon RFC)
Jess Wilkins (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Frances (Basildon RFC)
Madeleine Lockwood (Basildon RFC)
Ellie Martin (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Layla Pickering (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Megan (Basildon RFC)
Olivia Stembridge (Romford & Gidea Park RFC)
Lucie Wood (Basildon RFC)
Yasmin Pemberton (Rochford Hundred RFC)
Well done to all the girls.
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
The Girls played 10 Games in total (5 of which were at the County Festival)
In those 10 games they suffered only 1 defeat which was against a well drilled Herts side.
This year the forwards have grown in stature, and in 99% of their games have totally dominated their opponents.
The Backs have shown that they can compete against anyone and on sheer pace and handling have left many opponents in their wake.
In their 10 games they have scored 235 points and only had 25 scored against them.
Essex 51 Berkshire 5
Essex 10 Kent 5
Essex 51 Kent B 0
Essex 19 Eastern Counties 0
Essex 15 Middlesex 5
Essex 44 Leicestershire 0
Essex 0 Herts 10
Essex 10 Oxfordshire 0
Essex 17 Middlesex 0
Essex 36 Berkshire 0
Essex Squad 2007/8
- Ellie Martin Rochford RFC
- Jess Harris Basildon RFC
- Alice Wright Basildon RFC
- Megan Robson Basildon RFC Captain
- Frances Hughes Basildon RFC
- Alex Grant Basildon RFC
- Layla Pickering Rochford RFC
- Yasmin Pemberton Braintree RFC
- Lucie Wood Basildon RFC
- Jessica Wilkins Rochford RFC
- Abbie Cook Rochford RFC
- Maddy Lockwood Basildon RFC
- Emma Dorrington Rochford RFC
- Olivia Stembridge Romford RFC
- Anna Roberts Westcliff RFC
Coach Pete Turner
Asst Coach Rebecca Howard
Asst Coach Phil Robson
Team Manager Tina Turner
Congratulations to all girls for your effort and performances this season.
Unfortunately the age banding means that this successful team has played its last game, as some of the girls move up to the U18's next season. Good Luck to those girls who move up to the U18's next season and good luck and keep up the good work to all those girls who will be carrying the U15's banner next season.
It has been a pleasure to work with you all at County this season
Essex Programme Manager