Wins for Welwyn’s talented girls keeps conveyor belt of success moving forwards
PUBLISHED: 15:34 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 28 November 2018
It’s not just the senior side and former players who are making strides in the game – the entire girls section at Welwyn Rugby Club are having a good year too.
The Hobbs Way-based club has had the likes of Ellena Perry, Zoe Harrison and Hannah Botterman, come through their doors over the last few years, with that trio fresh from the autumn international series wins with England.
But the current crop are giving it their all as they attempt to emulate those achievements.
Welwyn’s U13 team enjoyed a double header win in their most recent outing.
Played at Peterborough, the maroon and whites won both matches of a triangular tournament, against the host club and fellow guests Kettering.
They started with a six tries to two win over Kettering, showing excellent teamwork in both attack and defence to overcome very physical opponents, and they followed it up with a resounding 11-1 win over Peterborough.
That was in a more open, fast-paced game with Welwyn unleashing powerful attacks from all areas of the pitch.
A spokesman for the side said: “After only three months together, the girls have had a fantastic start to the season and are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with.”
The U15s also enjoyed a comfortable 66-5 win as they hosted Havant in their first cup game of the season.
It was a strong performance which saw Welwyn quickly take the lead and thanks to solid ball carrying and excellent interplay across the team, they added six further tries in the first period.
Welwyn’s attacking lines were again strong in the second half and they continued where they left off with Havant only getting a consolation try late on.
The match saw welcome returns from injury for Ruby and Georgia and a first try in Welwyn colours for Abi.
The U18s also bagged a big win as they beat a Peterborough & Cambridge side 65-17.
The sides mixed and matched to make sure they got a full game but Welwyn’s rapidly improving side started running in tries on a regular basis with some excellent handling and good support.
The second half, however, was much closer with both sides scoring tries.