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Walton girls show the way in schools rugby

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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A RUGBY event especially for girls took place at Stafford RUFCfs Castlefields ground.

Nearly 80 girls from the Stafford and Stone School Sport Partnership took part in a competition for yearfs nine and 10.

The tournament was organised by George Glenn from Staffordshire RFU and schools were provided with coaching prior to tournament.

Current England international, Natasha Hunt was also present on the day to give the girls tips and advice.

Aside from playing rugby for England, Hunt now teaches full time at Sir Graham Balfour High School in Stafford.

When it came to the action, Walton High School emerged the overall winners, from Blessed William Howard B team and King Edward V1.

Four other teams competed, Sir Graham Balfour B (fourth), SGB A (fifth), SGB C (sixth) and BWH A (seventh).

gI was thrilled with the turnout for the competition,h said Steve Glover, Partnership development manager.

He added: gStaffs RFU and Stafford Rugby Club did a fantastic job and we are very grateful to them.

gAfter such an enjoyable and competitive experience I hope some of the girls decide to join Stafford and compete on a regular basis.h œ Players from six Midland counties, including Staffs, will have a chance to press their claims for inclusion in this seasonfs Midlands under-18 squad later this month.

The county stars compete in the annual Super Sunday tournament at Broadstreet RFC, near Coventry, on November 18.

Three matches will be played on the Sunday and players will be assessed by the Midland selectors.

Staffs play Leicestershire in the opening game (10.30am), followed by Warwickshire v East Midlands (12noon).

North Midlands, who beat Warks and Staffs in their group matches, face Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire in the final match at 2.30pm.

The Midland selectors will meet on November 21, after which an extended squad to take part in the Midlands Trial at Loughborough GS, on December 2, will be announced.

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