Exeter Saracens u13 girls rugby team took part in the RFU u13s Festival which was held at Burnham on Sea RFC. Playing together for only the second time this season the team produced some exceptional rugby for a group that are so new to the game.
Although rugby has been available for girls in this age group for two years there are very few clubs with teams so it was a great opportunity to get together and enjoy an afternoon of rugby with teams from Minehead, Drybrook, Weston, Bath, Gordano, Castle Cary, Wellington and Newton Abbot taking part.
Although they have only played one other game this season Saracens were placed in the “experienced” pool while clubs that had never played or were still finding their feet were in the “beginners” pool to ensure there was a good balance and all teams got a positive experience from the day. This worked really well as teams were well matched.
Sarries team work, passing and tackling saw then win three of their four games over the course of the afternoon.
u13s Rugby is for girls in school years 6,7 & 8 anyone interested in playing should contact Dave Turner on 01392 677425
This was a good game with good teamwork, passing and tackling from both teams.
Home games for all 3 age groups next week v North Dorset and Liskeard Leopards weather permitting
Registration Day will be held on Sunday 1st September 2013 starting at 2pm and followed by a training session.
Training continues on Wednesday evenings through September, 6.45pm – 8pm
From Thursday October 3rd training will move to the astro pitches at St
Peters School, Quarry Lane, Exeter, 7pm – 8pm these sessions are charged at
£1 per session.
The Summer Fun and Fitness Sessions start on WEDNESDAY 17th JULY 2013. Sessions will be held at Exeter Saracens from 6.45 – 8pm, and will run every Wednesday throughout the summer.
DRFU girls rugby day
Click here to download an application form.
As part of the RFU and O2 Summer of Touch, Exeter Saracens are running women only touch rugby sessions as a fun, alternative way of keeping fit this summer. Touch rugby offers all the fun and skill of rugby without the tackles, scrums and lineouts, which makes it a fast moving and fun game that gets everyone involved. Touch rugby is suitable for complete beginners. Qualified coaches will be on hand to show novices the ropes and get everyone playing.
31st July – Clifton Hill sports centre – EX1 2DJ – 7- 8.30pm – Free
7th August – Wonford sports centre – EX2 6NF – 7- 8.30pm – Free
14th August – Clifton Hill sports centre – EX1 2DJ – 7- 8.30pm – Free
21st August – Wonford sports centre – EX2 6NF – 7- 8.30pm – Free
25th August – Exeter Saracens RFC – EX4 8NN – 10.30am – 12 – Free
To take part in any session please go to www.rfu.com/o2touch and sign up.
On Tuesday 26th February 2013, our very own Dave Turner and Daz Mullin received recognition at the Exeter Express and Echo Sports Awards dinner. This was a sell out event, and starred local dignitaries such as Liam Tancock, Sarah Pavey and Mary King, and also Tom Johnston who received Sports Personality of the Year.
Daz Mullin was runner up in the Coach of the Year award, the judges said: “Over 6 years, Darren Mullin has raised thousands of pounds for the club through various fund raising events. With no coach for the U11 team, Mullin successfully amalgamated them into the under-12s and now coaches the expanded age group, allowing the club to honour its youth fixtures for the season. His enthusiasm has been an integral part of Exeter Saracens youth setup”.
Dave Turner won the coveted lifetime achievement award in recognition of the role he’s played in developing girls’ rugby in the South West. The judges said:
“The winner of this years Lifetime achievement award is Dave Turner who has driven the vast development of girls rugby across the South West. Since founding the girls’ section at Exeter Saracens RFC in 2004, Dave Turner has coaxed a number of key talents from the club into the England setup where three players have represented their country, several players have appeared for England colleges and one has featured for the England Fire Service. Just under a year ago the club was honoured with the Women and Girls Rugby Development award by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) vice president Bob Reeves. The accolade acknowledged Turner’s initiatives including the tag and contact girls rugby festivals held for local schools.”
Sarries ladies enjoying the party.
Lucy Sambell and Sally Turner with Chiefs Tom Johnson
Daz & Dave – bet you are thinking Chas & Dave rightaway!
It should come as no suprise that after all the rain of the last two days and with more bad weather forecast for the weekend that our games at Taunton
on Sunday have been cancelled.
Due to all the severe weather warnings for this afternoon and this evening, training is cancelled.