With the long-awaited return of contact rugby a reality, we can now confirm that the girls representative rugby programme this season is open for business!
Any player looking to pull on the black and gold this season needs to download and complete the forms at the links below, and email to the Girls Representative Rugby Co-ordinator Melissa Rowe at email@example.com prior to the Monday before their trial date (see dates below).
This year’s U18s Head Coach is Jon-Paul Shrosbree (Penzance & Newlyn) and the U15s Head Coach is Ross Tucknott (Perranporth). With the U18s and U15s programmes occurring on separate timelines they will also be supporting each other as assistant coaches alongside Chris Osborn (Truro). By having less county coaches selected and with county age groups playing on alternating weekends, there will be more players and coaches than usual available to continue club rugby throughout the campaign season, giving county and non-county players plenty more playing opportunities.
Whilst the precise fixtures details are yet to be finalised with the other counties, the weekends for each age group are known so get clearing room in your calendars!
To be able to play for Cornwall a player must be registered with the RFU, have previously participated in contact rugby, either live in Cornwall or play for a Cornish Club. School players may participate in the trial, but will be expected to join a club should they be successful in order to be RFU registered.
Under 15 players are aged 13-14 years old on 1st September 2020 in the school Year 9 or 10.
Under 18 players are aged 15,16 or 17 years old on the 1st September 2020 in school Year 11,12 or at college.
All players nominated for the trials who attend must have a fully completed consent & nomination forms before they can participate.
In particular, please make sure the coach contact details are correct: participation in the trials is dependant upon sign-off from the club/school coach to ensure players are safe enough to compete, and all coaches will be contacted regarding their players. We recommend not to submit an application before consulting with your coach that they are happy to support your application.
Front 5 players: despite the temporary removal of scrums and mauls from the community game, we will still be selecting props, hookers and second rows as per usual. So when filling out playing position on the form please put your usual/favoured position(s). Cornwall Rugby is a journey to be shared by One And All!
Chairman Women & Girls Rugby
Key Dates: U18s
18th January, 2pm – Application Deadline
24th January 12-2pm, Truro College – Selection
7th February 12-2pm, Truro College – Development Session
28th February, tbc – Match 1
14th March, tbc – Match 2
11th April, tbc – Match 3
Key Dates: U15s
25th January, 2pm – Application Deadline
31st January 12-2pm, Truro College – Selection
21st February 12-2pm, Truro College – Development Session
21st March, tbc – Match 1
18th April, tbc – Match 2
2nd May, tbc – Match 3