Saracens' ladies win through at Welwyn

PUBLISHED: 15:18 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:02 26 October 2009

The Welwyn team

The Welwyn team

SARACENS Ladies made it to the RFC National Women s 10s after winning a qualifying tournament held at Welwyn Rugby Club. Teams came to Herts from all over southern England to play in the competition at Hobbs Way. The hosts were saved from embarrassment on

Saracens' ladies in action

SARACENS Ladies made it to the RFC National Women's 10s after winning a qualifying tournament held at Welwyn Rugby Club.

Teams came to Herts from all over southern England to play in the competition at Hobbs Way.

The hosts were saved from embarrassment on the day by local Pavillion Restaurant manager Sam Ahmed.

He generously sponsored the team by paying for a new set of shirts.

Sam, who is best known for his annual gala dinner in aid of Isabel Hospice, has sponsored both the rugby and cricket clubs in recent years.

He said: "I'm pleased to be able to support the newly formed women's team and I hope they go from strength to strength in the coming year."

Welwyn lost their pool games and didn't progress to the semi-finals.

Event organiser and manager of the Welwyn team, Vicky Wood, said: "All the girls really enjoyed themselves and it was clear that the team grew in confidence as the tournament progressed and with some regular training will be competing at a higher level next season."

Saracens were the eventual winners after recording wins over Supermarine, Lakenham Hewitt and Thurrock before playing the final against Wasps Ladies.

The finale was scoreless at the break but in the second half Emma White and Charlie Goode scored tries for Sarries. Neither of the tries were converted.

They won the game 10-0 and now progress to the National Finals.


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