Scottish Futures U18 enjoy a season of training opportunities

Scottish Futures U18 enjoy a season of training opportunities

The Scottish Futures U18 Programme has enjoyed a selection of fantastic training opportunities last month.

Launched in 2018, it is a performance development programme initially working with home based players with a focus on the tactical decision making, technical skill underpinning performance, physical attributes and performance characteristics that are needed to succeed in a high-performance rugby environment.

The main training weekend for the U18 Programme recently was an opportunity to have a camp alongside players from the Ireland U18 Emerging Talent programme, with the focus of the weekend designed for Scottish players to interact and learn from other female players with similar interests and performance abilities.

The first day of the camp provided players and coaches with an opportunity to learn and develop through a series of workshop delivered by Scott Forrest, the Scottish Rugby Women’s High-Performance Manager & GB Women’s 7s Head Coach.

Players were also provided with a Performance Lifestyle workshop delivered by Chris Volley from sportscotland Institute of Sport. Chris provided players with a critical insight into how to better organise thier life and sport, managing all those additional responsibilities and pressures that come with being a performance focused rugby player.

This was also a chance to provide the Scottish and Irish coaches with performance focused learning workshops to develop their own coaching profile. Allowing them to focus on their personal performance development in a snapshot across a weekend. All staff were incredibly busy ensuring that the players in their charge received an extremely high standard of delivery across the weekend.

To cap the weekend off, the two squads got the opportunity to participate in a 3 x 30 minute training match. This gave them a chance to express their rugby developments from across the year.

Robert Lavery, Scottish Rugby’s Performance Pathways Manager Girls’ & Women’s Rugby said: “We focussed on developing the foundations of our Futures Programme again this year. After embedding the programme over the past 2 years, we have created a solid base which will allow us to enhance and grow the programme moving forward.”

“The work that has been going on is key to developing the core skills and behaviours to help our Scotland based players as they continue through the Performance Pathway on their international rugby journey.

“Our players and staff have been working at developing the attributes that align to our Women and Girls Performance Curricula. Throughout this year, the players have been provided with a number of opportunities to develop themselves in training camp environments.

“Our staff are getting concentrated time to work on each player’s performance needs aligned to where we think they should be in this stage of their development. Focussing on key skill sets is absolutely crucial to allow them to excel as they move through the pathway towards hopefully being future international rugby players.

“The alignment of all our Performance Pathway Programmes to the Women and Girls Performance Curricula means we are in a fantastic position to track the needs of the player as they transition within our programmes in Scotland.

“All players and staff have worked incredibly hard this season and they should be extremely proud of their achievements thus far.”

Players will have the opportunity to put themselves forward for the Scottish Futures U20 programme when they reach the right age and stage of their development. This progression in the pathway programme will give players the opportunity to develop their skills, game understanding behaviours in a competitive environment which at U20 level may include identified Scottish Qualified players residing outside Scotland.

  • Scottish Futures U18 players 2019/2020

    Abbe Bruce

    Hillhead Jordanhill

    Abbie Ledwidge

    Stirling County RFC

    April McKenzie

    Highland RFC

    Carla McDonald

    Hillhead Jordanhill

    Charlotte Boan

    East Kilbride RFC

    Charlotte Gilmour

    Strathallan HS

    Cieron Bell

    Ayr RFC

    Ciorstaidh Ainsworth

    Stirling County RFC

    Eilidh MacGilvray

    Highland RFC

    Ellee Mills

    Stirling County RFC

    Ellie Henderson

    Annan RFC

    Emelia Knights

    Biggar RFC

    Emma Inglis Casey

    Cartha QP RFC

    Freya Walker

    Stirling County RFC

    Gerry Kimm

    Biggar RFC

    Hannah Bruce

    Cartha QP RFC

    Hannah Ramsay

    Livingston RFC

    Holly McIntyre

    Ayr RFC

    Imogen Woods

    East Lothian Girls

    Jess Fyfe

    Auchterarder

    Kaylee Fraser

    Biggar RFC

    Lexie Steel

    Annan RFC

    Lily Paterson

    Hillhead Jordanhill

    Molly Poolman

    Howe Of Fife

    Morgan Nellies

    Caithness RFC

    Natasha Logan

    Stirling County RFC

    Neve Henderson

    Stirling County RFC

    Orla Proctor

    Stirling County RFC

    Rachel Philipps

    Biggar RFC

    Rhea Clarke

    Stirling County RFC

    Roma Fraser

    Auchterarder

    Rosa Cobban

    Cartha QP RFC

    Shannon Pasotti

    Caithness RFC

    Siobhann McGinley

    Hillhead Jordanhill

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