Under the guidance of head coach Craig Hamilton, alongside assistant coaches Lorenzo Mansutti and Paul O’Keefe, the squad for Cheshire’s 2015 campaign is shaping up nicely. 33 women have been involved to date and this year’s Captain and Vice-Captain have been selected. The captain will be Amy Hopper of Birkenhead Park Panthers. “Hopps” started playing rugby for Leeds University as her New Year’s resolution was to join a sports team and she ended up loving rugby! Amy joined Birkenhead Park, however work took her to Lincolnshire where she played County rugby for NLD as flanker. Now she back in Cheshire and is looking forward to representing Cheshire as captain. This year’s Vice-Captain is Rachel ‘Phil’ Phillips. Her rugby career began seven years ago when she joined Northwich ladies where she was soon affectionately re-named Phil. This is her second season with Cheshire and she is looking forward to the responsibility of Vice this season with a great bunch of girls by her side!
Cheshire will be playing 3 matches:
Cheshire vs Northumberland, Chester RUFC, 1pm
Cumbria vs Cheshire, Carlisle RUFC, 1pm
Durham vs Cheshire, Darlington Mowden Park, 12:30
Cheshire RFU – U13 Development Inter District Day 2015
The 2015 Inter Districts Days for Cheshire U13s information
Date: Friday April 24th at Sandbach RUFC
Time: Meet 16,00h to 16,30h.
Games: 17:00- 20:00
This is a Cheshire only Inter District Day with squads from Central, East & West
Purpose: An opportunity to see selected U13 squad players playing in a competitive environment against their peers across the County
Wed 22nd April - U18 Cup Final
Wilmslow H.S v Lymm H.S k.o. 5.00pm
at Sandbach RFC.
Wed 29th April at Macclesfield RUFC
U14 Cup Final
King’s Macclesfield v St Ambrose ko 5.00pm. at Macclesfield RFC
U16 Cup Final
King’s Macclesfield v Altrincham G.S.ko 6.10pm at
The next Development Training Session for U13’s
Date: Monday 20th April 2015
Venue: Wirral RUFC, Thornton Common Road, Clatterbridge, CH63 0LT
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm Prompt Start.
Please make sure you register your attendance with Bev
Bring all usual kit and arrive changed as we don’t have a changing room booked.
Wet weather gear a good idea – just in case.
The clubhouse will be open and food and refreshments will be available.
Cheshire A 31 points Yorkshire A 14 points.
Cheshire B 47 points Yorkshire B 14 points
Matches played at Bowden RFC on Sunday April 5th.
Cheshire A 59 points Kent A 14 points
Cheshire B 44 points Kent B 28 points
Matches played at Lymm RFC on Tuesday April 7th.
Cheshire completed their season with emphatic A and B wins against strong opposition from Yorkshire and Kent. The wins were based on excellent possession from the forwards and the backs playing open and exciting rugby. The emphasis at 15 level is very much development and 35 boys were given the opportunity to play for the A team which reflects the depth of talent that we have in the county. The coaching team encouraged the boys to play rugby with the ball in hand and to enjoy the running game that this would create. Gus Warr, Ciaron Booth, Harry Craven and Harry Wilkinson showed excellent leadership qualities during the season and we wish all the boys success at 16 level next year.
Thanks go to lead coach Hugo Corbett and to coaches Ben Coulbeck, Noel Speed, Ryan Acton and Scott Meakin for their commitment to making the season so successful.
Our thanks also go to Bowden RFC and Lymm RFC for allowing us to use their excellent facilities again.