26th October - Lions Academy camp for all girls

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26th October - Lions Academy camp for all girls

We’re delighted to welcome Leanne Riley (Harlequins & England) back to Sevenoaks during the half term on 26th October from 10 am to 3 pm. This specialised camp is for all girls age 9 - 18, who want to improve their rugby skills. Please book direct on their website:

www.lionssports.academy/Girls-Rugby/Sevenoaks_RFC

Bring your boots, gumshield, water bottle and packed lunch!

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Give rugby a go!  come to our Pitch up and Play 14 October

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Give rugby a go! come to our Pitch up and Play 14 October

This is an open invitation for all girls aged 10-17! come to Sevenoaks rugby club 14 October 12:30 for a 1:00 pm start.

Join us for some fun, get fit and meet girls who are just like you. Whether you’ve played tag, touch or full contact OR never thought about giving rugby a go - this day is FOR YOU!

So what are you waiting for? come alone or bring a friend - we offer you an afternoon of fun you won’t forget!

See you there or email Tonya at srfctonya@yahoo.co.uk if you have any questions.

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New season off to a crackin' start

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New season off to a crackin' start

cannot believe we already two weeks into the season!

Our U18s headed off to Old Alleynians in our first league match of the season. Our girls displayed some fantastic rugby on the day and worked well in a BaaBaas team with girls on loan from OAs. Great passing down the line and a good run gave Georgia our first try of the season. Well done Georgia, Hannah, Jess, Lucy, Michelle, Phoebe and Sally. (sorry girls I forgot to take a team photo!) thanks to coach Tom for his management and getting the girls focussed on the day.

Some U15s headed off to Aylesford for a friendly training session whilst other 15s and 13s had a training day at home with coaches Paul and Phil.

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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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