Growing Interest In Girls' Rugby

The world??™s most-capped women??™s player, Scotland??™s Donna Kennedy, will be encouraging the Scotland internationalists of the future this weekend. Kennedy, who won her 100th cap in Scotland??™s last international against France, will join other internationalists and SWRU staff at a girls??™ rugby 7s tournament at RHC??™s Barnton pitches in Edinburgh tomorrow.The world??™s most-capped women??™s player, Scotland??™s Donna Kennedy, will be encouraging the Scotland internationalists of the future this weekend.

Kennedy, who won her 100th cap in Scotland??™s last international against France, will join other internationalists and SWRU staff at a girls??™ rugby 7s tournament at RHC??™s Barnton pitches in Edinburgh tomorrow.

There are five teams involved in two age-groups tomorrow ??“ under-15s and under-18s and talent identification is one of the themes of the day.

In the under-15s??™ event competing teams are from Monkland Girls, Murrayfield Wanderers, Gala, Carrick Academy and Cowl. The under-18s??™ see teams from Crieff Academy, Murrayfield Wanderers, Gala, Carrick Academy and Cowl.

Lindsey Booth, SWRU National Women??™s Rugby Development Officer, said: ???It??™s going to be a great day. We will have more than 100 girls in attendance and player registration will begin at 12.30pm.

???We will also have a player-matching facility so that individual players whose teams are not attending can register and be assigned a team to play for on the day.???

On Sunday (29 April) there will also be a girls??™ rugby 7s tournament at Highland RFC??™s Canal Park ground in Inverness. Player registration is at 12.30pm and competing teams are from Nairn HS/RFC, Grantown Grammar School and the Northern Vixens, who are drawn from Highland RFC, Ullapool HS, Lochaber RFC, Moray RFC and Thurso HS.

Jo Hull, the SWRU Performance Manager, will be on duty in Inverness.