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.
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/
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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....
Our dedicated coaches Paul, Christopher, Tommy and Mark all got stuck in at 8:30 this morning, as part of our club initiative to share and filter down a consistent coaching methodology. Fun to see them in their shorts n boots running, tackling and passing the ball with around 30 other club coaches from all the age groups.
All geared up to introduce new training for our girls! thanks guys!
Today saw our girls from all age groups AWAY at Dartfordians to attend a Pitch up and Play / Festival, which allowed the girls over an hour of competitive rugby.
I heard our 4 U13s and 5 U15s got well stuck into their mixed group of players. Even though there were a few minor injuries the girls enjoyed themselves and continued until the end of the day.
We had 6 under 18s from Sevenoaks and were supported by 4 players from Ashford under 18s who were a credit to themselves. The Sevenoaks girls applied themselves whole-heartedly to every game, bar the first five minutes of the first game. Great lines of running, clearing out and continuity play were evident all day. I hate to say it but they all seem to have enjoyed themselves and were fairly happy with the way they played. We also tried to play a type of game play with a fair bit of consistency. The girls played five matches with the following results.
Darts 4 v SOaks 3
T/Wells and westcombe Park 2 v SOaks 3
Darts/ Beccs 0 v SOaks3
Thanet/ Old Colfs / Beccs 2SOaks 3
The last game saw us play a well drilled and committed Medway team. The girls again played really well and showed no signs of fatigue and battled all the way. the could have won but lost out by a last play try by Medway.
Well done to all girls!
Today gave our U15 girls the ideal opportunity to train and play matches as part of the A21 cluster group with TWells against Sutton& Epsom and Hove. I was told our girls mixed in well and played some formidable rugby by one of the TWells coaches.
Some of our U13 and U18 girls joined in the day too, through mixed training and friendly Tri-angular matches.
A good day all round!
Yesterday gave us the opportunity to host U13, U15 and U18 girls from Folkestone, Westcombe Park and Tunbridge Wells for a joint mixed training session followed by friendly matches. The training gave us all an ideal opportunity to focus on age group specific skills and drills. Mixing up all 10 coaches from the various clubs offered the 50+ girls another voice and coaching style too. Where possible we kept to club during the matches, however inevitably we mixed up some girls from clubs to ensure every girl played the match.
Friends and family had a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine too.
A good day with the exception of one of our players being injured right at the end. Happy to report she is at home recovering with no broken bones. We all wish her well and hope to see her on the pitch again very soon!
This afternoon our U13, U15 and U18 girls enjoyed a variety of skills sessions, drills and friendly matches led by a range of coaches from a number of clubs at Aylesford.
This pitch up and play (PUP) was run by both the RFU and the Kent RFU with one aim in mind: getting as many girls enjoying rugby as possible. With a wide range of skills on the day it a pleasure to see our girls be great ambassadors of the club and the sport as they allgot stuck in and worked well with their combined teams of the day.
Delighted to be hosting the Rachel Burford Academy at Sevenoaks this season - 29th October at the club from 10 am onwards.
The Burford Academy is designed for girls of all ages and experiences and all levels of confidence. More details and to book please visit www.burford12.co.uk/academy-camps.html
CONGRATULATIONS!!! to all our girls who have made it into the Kent squads 2017/18 this season:
Anna, Aoife, Catherine, Scarlett, Tori
Lucy (on loan to TWells), Sally
The entire club is proud of your achievements!
U13s enjoyed a great morning training session dedicated to them. Focussing on rugby fundamentals with particular emphasis on contact. Our new assistant coach Tom got stuck in pretty quickly too! Hannah, Jocelyn, Jamie, Cully, Felicity, Alice, Amy, Dot, Eleanor (and our new U18 - Diana)
U15s/cluster with TWells had a great session 'smashing' Aylesford/Ashford 65-10 in their cluster match. Looking forward to an exciting season. Well done all girls!
U18s faced an experienced team of strong players in a match against Thanet. Our girls were nervous about this match, and it showed. Some great running and tackling though with our girls, as ever, working together towards the end. Thanet 20 - Sevenoaks 10. Georgia L, Ellie S, Sally (5), Jess, Lucy (5), Maddie, Katie L, Katie K, Fran, Georgia P, Phoebe.
Congratulations to our 4 U15 players and 1 U18 player who all made it through to the next round of Kent country trials. The next round will be at Aylesford RFC 27th September starting at 18:30.
Our U18s trained at home and our U13s/U15s went to TW to face Ashford.
U13s: The girls did some useful contact warming up then played some great rugby under the watchful eye of our very own Paul McDaid. Good work from new and old alike with some solid passing and running down the pitch.
U15s: The girls ran ragged over Ashford beating them 31-10 with 5 tries split across the clustered Oaks & Wells girls, with some solid conversions by Katie. Given the number of ex/trialling Kent players we have, it was always going to be good and the newer members of the squad certainly added some more quality to what is looking like a formidable team. Fine teamwork girls!
As our U15 girls are clustering with TW you are all invited to go on tour to Bournemouth April 2018. This is being organised by Tunbridge Wells; please contact Tammy Samuel. If you are interested please email Tammy as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Dates: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018 (end of holidays) - PUT IT IN YOUR DIARIES!
Location: Bournemouth; Oakmeadians Rugby Club
Accommodation: caravan site - with swimming pool and entertainment on site! There is also an opportunity to visit Poultons Theme Park.
Approx cost: £90 per person (parentsand siblings welcome). There may be some extras (e.g. Food, kit, pocket money). We wouldn't want any player to miss out so if cost is a problem please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
Transport: self drive. To keep costs low we are proposing self drive rather than a coach. Don't worry if you can't get a lift we will try and arrange lifts (for a small contribution to fuel) or maybe train travel depending on numbers