On Saturday 30th November Orkney RFC hosted the 5th and final event of the Caledonia North Girls Series. Previous Series Events had been held at Caithness, Highland, Moray and Aberdeen with the Orkney girls attending these events in a partnership with Caithness RFC.
Orkney’s event was attended by over 70 girls from Caithness, Moray/Huntly, Orkney and Shetland. Held at the KGS, 3 pitches were set out for U18s, U16s and U14/U12s. The Series emphasis is heavily lent towards player development looking to give every girl as much playing time as possible. With this in mind teams were made up from an amalgamation of all the clubs players and games were played across all the age groups. This ensured every girl played a minimum of 40 minutes of rugby.
Club Chairman Gary Nicolson commented:
“I was delighted to see so many girls up for the festival here in Orkney. With such a rapid rise of the female game it shows great prospect for the future of the sport. Some really talented young players from all over Caledonia and I’m sure we will see more of them in the foreseeable”
As a first of its kind for Orkney RFC the event was hailed as a great success and thanks go to all the volunteers and players for the fantastic display of girls rugby. Special thanks must go to the referees and to the Parents, ORFC's cook Ellie and the Orkney Dragons who provided food ensuring no one went home hungry.
Girl’s training takes place on Monday nights 6-7:30pm at the Market Stance Riding Centre. Open to all girls aged 10 upwards.
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