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CHESHIRE is the latest county to join the girls’ rugby revolution with the formation of three new teams in the last couple of months.

Birkenhead Park, Ellesmere Port and Northwich have all set up Under 13s teams as a result of a development programme delivered in conjunction with Cheshire Community Rugby Coaches Chris Hughes, Julian Gilding and Si Verbickas.

“We have been working alongside Women’s Rugby Development Officer (WRDO) John Foster to deliver a programme of Development Days at local clubs,” said Cheshire Rugby Development Officer Dave Westhead, who is delighted with the progress being made. “The girls receive coaching and some game experience, followed by a ‘Pitch up and Play’ session on the Sunday afternoon. All three clubs have recruited several new players and are already planning their first fixtures.”

Foster is confident that the future holds even greater development in the future. He said: “We already have plans in place to run Development Days at least three more clubs so Cheshire is on target to be one of the first Constituent Bodies in the Rugby Football Union to have six new Under 13s girls’ teams. It’s very clear that there is a huge potential for growth in this area and Cheshire are certainly leading the way at the moment.”

Cheshire Executive Chairman Colin Free added: “We are delighted that the work carried out by the Cheshire Women’s & Girls Development Committee is being so ably supported by the professional staff and so enthusiastically received within the schools and local clubs. Steady and sustainable expansion is planned and we look forward to similar successes elsewhere within the county.”

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