Girls - your country wants you!

Could you fill the shirt and represent your country at the junior level of international women's rugby?
 
Over the years, the Scotland under-20 Women's team has provided a growing number of players to the national women's team, including current internationalists Lyndsay O'Donnell and Sarah Law.
 
We're inviting prospective players to come along and trial for this year's under-20 team on Sunday 19 October at BT Murrayfield.
 
Head coach Alex Laybourne said:

"We'll be looking at last year's players who are still eligible to play this year and are looking forward to seeing players new to the game or those who may not have made themselves available before.  We want to spread the net and make sure we haven't missed anyone – it's a really important start to the season.” 


Players wishing to be considered should submit a completed application form by Thursday 16 October and bring their kit along to BT Murrayfield for 9am on Sunday 19 October. The morning session with cover core skills and games prior to full contact sessions in the afternoon.
 
Following the open trial, there will be training days in November and December and training camps in January and February, with home matches in the spring against the RAF and Czech Republic.
 
Scottish Rugby's Head of Women's Rugby, Sheila Begbie, said:

"We'd really encourage as many young girls as possible to come along to the trials at BT Murrayfield. It would be great to see as many talented young players here as we can possibly get.” 


Potential candidates will have been born between 1 September 1994 and 31 August 1996. Players born between 1 September 1996 and 31 August 1997 (ie aged 17) would require dispensation to play at this level – players turning 17 between 1 September and 19 October can apply for dispensation to participate in the trial.
 
All those interested must complete and submit a registration form by Thursday 16 October (email or post).

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Written by
Isobel Irvine