Saracens - Girls Get to Grips with Women’s World Cup Trophy

Sep 26, 2014

Girls Get to Grips with Women’s World Cup Trophy

Rugby in North London secondary schools is rapidly growing and developing thanks to Saracens’ Rugby Roots Programme which has helped rugby flourish in the area. Developing a strong and smooth transition opportunity from school rugby into a club environment is a primary objective for the programme and Thursday 25th September saw over 100 aspiring young female players from 7 schools congregate at Saracens RFC, Bramley Road to participate in a transition session run by our award winning community coaches.

This event was supported by the RFU with World Cup winning England Internationals; Vicky Fleetwood, Katherine Merchant and Rochelle Clark coming down to share their experience and expertise with the students. Not only did students have the privilege to meet the World Cup Winners but also have opportunities to hold the Women’s Rugby World Cup Trophy.

Students worked around a series of different coaching stations developing their personal skills under the guidance of our coaches and England players. The energy and enthusiasm shown by both pupils and school staff alike was phenomenal.

Clare Cooper RFU Women's Rugby Development Officer enthused “it’s been a great event to introduce all these young girls to their local club. Having some of our World Cup winners here with the World Cup trophy has been a huge plus to raise the profile of the game.”

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