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Category: Women

Melbourne Minxes Sponsor Womens RWC Player

July 28th, 2014 by

Melbourne RFC will celebrate 10 years of providing girls rugby this coming season and as part of their celebration they wanted to show their dedication to the Women and Girls side of the game. Melbourne RFC Minxes, the name given to their girls section, have announced today that they are the official Club Sponsor of Worcester and England’s Laura Keates for the 2014-2015 season. “It’s a fantastic chance for us as a club to show our dedication to the female side of rugby by giving something back from the grassroots upwards.” Said Melbourne’s Director of Womens Rugby Nick Woodland. “This sponsorship is our way to support an inspiring young lady by lifting some of the financial burden faced by Premiership and International players who still have to work”. In the Womens game the players have to hold down jobs whilst maintaining the physical and mental ability to play at the top level of their sport.


This coming season the Minxes will have a full complement of girls sides with girls from Burton, Syston, Buxton, Ashbourne and Derby and they have also made changes to the clubs minis section by running an all-girls U8 and U10 teams. These age groups run alongside the clubs boys/mixed U8 and U10 teams but will face the same boys/mixed teams from other clubs.

Melbourne RFC would like to wish Laura and her fellow England team mates good luck in the 2014 Womens World Cup #CarryThemHome

Laura Keates
Laura missed out on the 2010 Rugby World Cup but picked up her first cap against USA the year after while at the Nations Cup in Canada and, sticking with her swift movement through rugby, her second came three days later against South Africa.

The prop is now a firm fixture in the full England squad with 36 caps to her name so far and, after featuring in all 2012 Six Nations games, she played a part in all 12 England Test matches in 2013. She also scored her maiden try for her country in the Nations Cup match against Canada at Infinity Park, Glendale in August.

NLD Girls Applications Open

July 17th, 2014 by

With the 2014-15 season fast approaching the NLD Women & Girls Committee are looking to invite applications from Girls who are interested in being involved with the NLD Squads for the 2014-15 season.

Open to girls in the U15 and U18 age groups the trials will be held on 14th and 21st September 2014.  Alongside the U15 & U18 Trials and Training sessions there will also be development sessions for Girls in the U13 age grade which will be open to all eligible players.

Please complete your application form and take along with you to the first trial in September.

NLD CB Girls Player Application Form2014

All girls in the eligible age groups are welcome to apply and we hope to see as many of you as possible at training in September.  If in the meantime you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Neil Speechley – [email protected] / 07948 094887.


June 20th, 2014 by

Dinnington RFC are hosting a Ladies Tag Tournament on Saturday 5th July 2014.  Registration is at 10am with the first matches kicking off at 11am, multiple team entries are permitted and the entry fee is £10 per team.

For more information please contact Chris Ross – [email protected] or download the entry form below.

Dinnington Entry Form


June 23rd, 2014 by

NLD are pleased to welcome applications for Coaching & Management positions in the Women & Girls Representative age groups.   Our objectives are to develop individual players confidence and skills and positively promote the playing of rugby by Women and Girls across all age groups throughout NLD.

All coaching/management appointments are for 2 years and are conditional of holding a RFU DBS certificate.  Experience in Women’s & Girl’s rugby at CB, club or school would be desirable, though not essential.

Please find attached more details of the opportunities available and job descriptions.  Should you wish to discuss any of the roles in more detail please feel free to contact NLD Head of Game Development Dan Sutton – 07702 301440 /[email protected].

Applicants should complete and return the attached volunteer application form to [email protected] by Monday 30th June 2014


June 20th, 2014 by

On Friday 1st August NLD will be hosting a Girls Player Development Camp aimed at Girls in the U13, U15 and U18 age groups.  (Please note that the age groups are taken as of the forthcoming 2014-15 season).  The camp, which will be held at Worksop College, will be run by RFU Professional Coaches and NLD Representative Coaches!

All Girls are welcome to attend and will receive a T Shirt, Ball & Lunch.  Places are limited and are just £15 per player so book today to ensure you don’t miss out!

Application forms should be returned to: Nicole Brown, NLD RFU, 24 Cartergate, Newark, Notts, NG24 1UB by Monday 30th June 2014.


June 20th, 2014 by

The U13 Girls Dispensation was due to be removed at the end of the 2013-14 season, following on from much discussion the dispensation will now run for one more season and will therefore be in place until the end of the forthcoming 2014-15 season.

For more information and a copy of the notice from the RFU please see the link below.