16 Welwyn girls selected for East Region squad

PUBLISHED: 11:15 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

WELWYN girls excellent rugby season continues with 16 players selected for the East Region. Following the East Region trials in Upminster, eight of the club s Under-18 team have been selected for the squad, as have eight of the Under-15 side. This is mo

WELWYN girls' excellent rugby season continues with 16 players selected for the East Region.

Following the East Region trials in Upminster, eight of the club's Under-18 team have been selected for the squad, as have eight of the Under-15 side.

This is more than any other rugby club in the East Region, which comprises Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The eight Welwyn-Saints U18s selected are Milly Fuggles, Frankie Dawson, Geri Thomas, Hannah Gallagher, Sam Voyle, Alex Robertson, Georgie Peedle and England Women's U20 player Megan Williams.

Eight players is a record number of Welwyn Warriors U15s selected for the region.

The jubilant girls are Abbie Maxwell, Scarlett Cooper-Wall, Bryony Pomfret, Lotte Clapp, Sidney Nurthen, Rachel Mccullough, Amber King and Herts county captain Courtney Arberry.

So far this season both Welwyn girls' teams are undefeated with the Saints U18s having won six out of six and the Warriors U15s an incredible nine out nine.

The latest win for the younger Welwyn side was a 49-0 victory against Old Albanians.

There were two tries from Lotte Clapp and Rachel Mccullough, and one apiece from Amber King, Becky Dawson, Lois Kentish, Bryony Pomfret and Abbie Maxwell, who also landed two conversions.

The two previous Under-15 wins were both in the Thames Valley League.

The Warriors won 63-0 at home against Lions, which is a combined Saracens and Wasps team, and 76-0 away win against Leopards, which is a combined Harlequins and Grasshoppers team.

Welwyn Girls' Under-15 manager Peter Mccullough

said: "We have 16 players in the two squads, which is excellent, and the regional programme culminates in the National Girls' Rugby Festival on March 14-15 which the East Region have high hopes of success in.

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