Lions Sports Academy running girls pre season in August!

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Lions Sports Academy running girls pre season in August!

We are delighted to be welcoming Leanne Riley & co. back again this August 29,30,31 from 10am to 3 pm at the Paddock this time!

They will be running daily sessions to get the girls fit and ready for the start of the rugby season.  Don't miss this great opportunity - book directly at https://www.lionssports.academy/Worlds-Unite-Camp/Sevenoaks_RFC

if you've missed the June sessions these sessions provide new players an opportunity to get to know rugby a bit more before the start as well as seasoned players the chance to practice their skills - maybe even learn a few new ones.

Book before the end of June and get a 10% discount by entering the code JUNE1

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England Red Roses coming to Sevenoaks!

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England Red Roses coming to Sevenoaks!

Special invitation to all girls aged 11 - 18 -- whether you've played tag, touch, contact or never thought about giving rugby a go - these sessions are for you!  come along and meet like minded girls who just wanna have fun!

We are delighted to announce Shaunagh Brown (England and Harlequins Flanker) and Leanne Riley (England and Harlequins Scrum Half) will be coming to Sevenoaks during the month of June 2018 to give our girls - and any guests - specialist sessions focussing on this beautiful game.

When?  Wednesday 6,13,20,17 June

What time? 7:30 - 8:30

Where? Knole Academy 3G pitch, Brdbourne Vale Road, TN13 3LE

how much? £3 to pitch up an play.

call Tonya 07969612269 for more.

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U15s / A21s in National Semi Final

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U15s / A21s in National Semi Final

With their mascot in tow, our U15s / A21s travelled yesterday to Royal Wootton Bassett to compete in a three way competition, with the winner moving to the National final.

We faced two very strong opponents, Harpenden and Kingsbridge who has stormed their way to the national semi finals, in the same way we did.

We won match one v Harpenden 10 -7 in a tight game.  However, the second match was a lot tougher and closer, having lost against Kingsbridge 24-10.

Sadly this means we do not progress to the finals.  Our girls can hold their heads up high as they displayed continuous determination and great sportsmanship.

unfortunately Nicole was hurt during the day - our best wishes go to her for a speedy recovery!

Congrats to Anna, Aoife, Catherine, Lillie, Kate, Millie, Olivia, Scarlett, Tori and Zoe

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U18s travel to Beckenham for 7s festival

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U18s travel to Beckenham for 7s festival

Two of our U18s joined a Barbars team in a festival pitting them against 2 Dartfordians teams and 1 cluster of Rochford/Thurrock.

After about 10 mins of joint training/warm ups, the Barbars bonded well which showed in their great teamwork, winning two and drawing one match.

v Darts 1: 2-1

v RTs: 1-1

v Darts 2: 4-1

Some terrific tackling and a few breakout runs resulting in several tries scored by both our girls.  Well done Jess and Sally.

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U13s enjoy 7s festival at Beckenham

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U13s enjoy 7s festival at Beckenham

Our U13s travelled yesterday to Beckenham to cluster with Old Colfs, enabling them to gain vital match experience.

they played four matches, with the results as follows:

v Medway 2-3

v Aylesford 3-4

v Beckenham 3-3

v Westcombe/OAlleynians 0 - 4

The girls played really well, and continued in their determination even when losing a few matches.  Special mention for Hannah’s amazing tackling. Many thanks to Tommy for inspiring coaching, making a team of them & keeping them all going!

Well done Amy, Eleanor, Hannah and Jamie

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U15s are crowned Area 3 Regional Cup Champions 2018!

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U15s are crowned Area 3 Regional Cup Champions 2018!

The Sevenoaks/Tunbridge Wells U15 cluster known as the A21’s yesterday secured a hard-fought victory over rivals Eton Manor to become the RFU Area 3 Regional Cup Champions.

Both teams came into the game unbeaten which set up what was a thrilling game of rugby that really showcased the girls game.  The game itself ebbed and flowed with some good solid forward play supported by quick ball through hand running rugby and individual pieces of skill supported by solid team play.

The final score of 36-17 reflecting what a fast-paced and exciting game it was for all those privileged enough to watch it.  The game was played in the true spirit of the game with fantastic displays of sportsmanship from both sides, the referee, who it has to be said had a great game commented on how much he had enjoyed the encounter.

Following on from this success the A21’s now progress to the National semi-finals which will be held on the 15th April at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC.

A special note of thanks to Old Elthamians who kindly hosted the day, providing first class facilities and excellent hospitality.

Congratulations Anna, Aoife, Catherine, Kate, Lillie, Millie, Olivia, Scarlett, Tori, Zoe!

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U13s enjoy Medway festival with Sheppey 25 March 2018

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U13s enjoy Medway festival with Sheppey 25 March 2018

Last Sunday saw our U13s travel to Medway to join forces with Sheppey in a festival celebrating younger aged girls rugby.

This gave our girls another opportunity to train with same aged girls and play a series of matches against various more developed teams.  The Sheppey coach kindly commented on how spirited, strong and impressive our girls were on the day.  So much so that we will be looking to play together again - either this season or the next!

Well done to Amy, Eleanor, Jamie and Jocelyn

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U18s join forces with Tunbridge Wells v Hove 25th March 2018

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U18s join forces with Tunbridge Wells v Hove 25th March 2018

With only a few players available this weekend, we joined forces with Tunbridge Wells in one of their final matches of the season.  Here's a copy of the match report from TWells:

 

U18 won 66-5 with a some help from two of their Oaks mates in the shape of Lucy & Sally.  I caught the some of the second half and the interplay and support was as good as any coach could wish for.  The score doesn't give the full story, as I saw a spell of strong defence where Hove/Worthing were throwing everything at the Wells line, but the girls defended perfectly.

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U51s (A21s) WIN the second regional semi final

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U51s (A21s) WIN the second regional semi final

Last Sunday our the formidable A21s continued their success in a tense semi final versus Sutton & Epsom. Both teams played remarkably, with a score of 5-5 it remained anyone's victory.  It was down to the last few minutes where Tori scored the winning try, sending the girls to the final next weekend at Old Elthamians versus Eton Manor for the regional final.

Only sad occurrence was an A21 player - Rosie - getting knocked unconscious.  I have had news that after a throughout check, she is alright, but will be off as per concussion guidelines.

As one of our coaches put it "this was the toughest rugby I've seen U15s play ever!.

Well done and congratulations to Anna, Aoife, Catherine, Kate Lilly, Millie, Olivia, Scarlett, Tori (5)!

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4th  Feb freezing in Folkestone

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4th Feb freezing in Folkestone

A few Sundays ago saw us travelling to the coast to brave freezing winds and lots of rain showers.  Delighted to have had several girls from each age group representing Sevenoaks at this girls festival.  Some great action during the mixed training sessions and proud to say all girls mixed well with their assigned team mates for the round robin matches that followed.  

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14 Feb Rachel Burford Rugby Camp at the Sennocke Centre

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14 Feb Rachel Burford Rugby Camp at the Sennocke Centre

The Rachel Burford Academy returns to Sevenoaks - this time to the Sennocke Centre at Sevenoaks School.  A great opportunity for those who missed the camp at the rugby club to give it a go, as well as those that did and loved it - to do it again!!!

Billed as a rugby taster it is a full on girls rugby camp for all age group girls.

More information and to book go to google and type: www.sennockecentre.co.uk/sportscamps/girls-rugby-taster/ 

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U15s/A21s take control of regional match

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U15s/A21s take control of regional match

Last Sunday saw yet another dominant performance by our U15s/A21s squad (with TWells) at the regional cup competition match at home v Horsham, with a 50-0 victory.

Solid skill and teamwork led to this incredible result.

Kudos must be given to the Horsham players, coaches and parents who not only played on in good spirits, but never gave up in determination to continue the opportunity to gain valuable match experience and cheer on their team.

Well done to Oaks girls: Anna, Aoife, Catherine, Kate, Lilly, Millie, Olivia, Scarlett, Tori.

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U15s/A21s Kent Cup Competition WINNERS!

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U15s/A21s Kent Cup Competition WINNERS!

the A21 cluster team Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells U15s stormed their way through the competition, having scored 105 points and conceded 0.  The scores were: 50-0 v Dartfordians, 24-0 v Old Alyenians, 31-0 v Aylesford & Medway.

Amazing effort - especially considering the freezing windy conditions.

Congratulations to Anna, Aoife, Millie, Catherine, Kate, Lilly, Olivia, Scarlett, Tori, Zoe, thanks to coaches Paul McDaid, Andy Smith, Helen and Tom assisting. 

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U18s join TWells and Thanet in Kent Cup competition

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U18s join TWells and Thanet in Kent Cup competition

4 of our U18s braved the freezing winds to enter the Kent Cup Competition.  Sadly we did not have enough for a team on the day so joined up with Tunbridge Wells and Thanet to have the opportunity to play.  Both teams put in formidable performances, however were outplayed on the day by strong opposition.    Well done Jess, Lucy, Phoebe and Sally

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19 November update

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19 November update

Today all age groups were away at Beckenham; joining with girls from other clubs for training and friendly matches. 

U13s: joined with Dartford and came up against some stronger teams but kept going in the face of adversity.  They enjoyed it as they had an easier match 3, where they were able to score a few tries.

U15s linked with Old Colfs enjoying the ability to play in a larger team as we had several girls away at a Kent match. They immediately got stuck in with their temporary team mates.

U18s: mixed with a host of clubs to play a 14-a side match against Medway.  Our girls played against much bigger girls and held themselves well.

All girls came away smiling at the end of the day and the coaches all agreed it was great to see the girls making new friends and playing to their strengths.

 

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5 November U13 and U15s match report

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5 November U13 and U15s match report

Both our U13s and U15s travelled to Dartfordians in the next round of the Kent cup competition.

Our U13s had further opportunities to train with girls from other clubs, which followed friendly matches. Well done Amy, Eleanor and Jocelyn

Our U15s joined T Wells as the A21s cluster group and faced Dartfordians.  A formidable performance put in by all the A21s really gave the opposition no where to go.  With a final score of 73 (A21s) - 0 this cluster is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

This day gave lots of girls from various clubs the ideal opportunity to get stuck in and play some great rugby. 

Well done Aoife, Catherine, Lillie, Millie, Scarlett, Tori and Zoe 

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5 November U18s match report

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5 November U18s match report

Today our girls played  AWAY at Beccehamians in the next round of the Kent cup competition.  Joined with some girls from Beckenham, they faced an older and well disciplined cluster team of Beccs & Old Alleynians.

After a slow start and a few tries against them, our girls started to defend well with some great tackles against this formidable team.  However, with the result of 37 Beccs/OAs - 0 7oaks/Beckenham our girls came away smiling and tired, but not defeated in spirit.

Upcoming training will enable them to work on some weaknesses identified as well as continue to build on their strengths.

Player of the week: Fran for a sterling effort at one of her first matches away this season.

Well done Diana, Fran,Jess, Katie, Katie, Lucy, Phoebe and Sally

 

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29th October - Rachel Burford Academy a huge success

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29th October - Rachel Burford Academy a huge success

Rachel Burford Academy brings 13 of our girls plus some guests from another club together.  All enjoying focused sessions to either introduce new skills or further develop their existing abilities. We are hoping to book another Burford Academy at Sevenoaks in the new year.... 

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