Cardiff Blues Women prepare for new season

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After a long summer of trials and training, Cardiff Blues Women have named both their senior and U18 squads for the 2017/18 season.

The senior Women go with a 32-player squad while there are 34 girls in the U18s.

Cardiff Blues Women

Forwards: Kayleigh Cushing, Sophie Waugh, Jade Evans, Danielle Dinapoli, Nia Jones, Isla Lewis, Lily Snape, Sara Prosser, Awen Prysor, Louise Cox, Lateisha Kidner, Katie Jenkins, Bronnie Jones, Megan Oaten, Abbie Fleming, Keely Ward

Backs: Claudia Meyrick, Jessica Pritchard, Millie Williams, Bethan Davies, Elin Huxtable, Jade Mullen, Hannah Bluck, Claire Morgan, Molly Philpott, Raf Taylor, Rhian Gower, Nikita Frere, Heather Rees, Kierra Deeks, Shaunni Davies, Rhiannon Parker

Team Manager – Gemma Sherlock
Forwards coach – Stuart Clarke
Backs coach – Stuart Kibble
S&C – Louis Wones
Assistant Coach – James Watts-Rees
Physio – Kyle Dobbin

Cardiff Blues Girls U18s

Forwards: Alicia Neads, Amie Turner, Caitlin Bray, Catrin Jones, Chole Attwell, Emma Preece, Ffion Owen, Ffion Revill, Hannah Williams, Jordan Miles, Maddison Johns, Manon Johnes, Morgan Meredith, Poppi Sykes, Rhiannon Wardle, Shelby Davies, Taylor Addicott

Backs: Beth Huntley, Charlie McAlorum, Ellie May Buffey, Ellis John, Eve Booth, Georgia Edwards, Josephine Higgins, Katie Miller, Maisey Evans, Megan Davies, Megan Voyle, Megan Webb, Morganne Tulchi-Davies, Nada Bedri, Rosie Batchelor, Sarah Veysey, Shani Evans

U18s Team Manager – Gemma Cheeke-Jones
Forwards Coach – Mike Connor
Backs coach – Lisa Newton
S&C – Louis Wones
Assistant Coach – James Watts-Rees
Physio – Kyle Dobbin

Cardiff Blues Women

The senior team got their pre-season campaign up and running on Sunday with a defeat away to English Women’s Super Rugby side Gloucester/Hartpury, a 41-10 score line not bad in the first pre-season game against a side made up from two well established clubs.

This then leads into the ‘Women’s Super 5s’, a showcase event with RGC, Scarlets, Ospreys, Dragons and Cardiff Blues Women’s and U18s teams playing each other in shortened matches.

Caerphilly’s Constructaquote Stadium plays host to the event on Sunday 1st October, with the first game kicking off at 11am.

The WRU National Championships will then get underway later in the month.

If you are interested in sponsoring either of the Cardiff Blues Women’s team this season then contact Womens and Girls lead Mark Hutton at focus.on.fitness@hotmail.co.uk

Or, if you are interested in playing, then contact WRU Game Changer Katy Evans at kevans@wru.wales for information on where to get started in the Cardiff Blues region.

Cardiff Blues community rugby department also ran a very successful girls only rugby camp for girls aged 6-15 at the Arms Park over the summer, keep an eye on www.cardiffbluescamps.com for similar events coming up in future school holidays.

Cardiff Blues girls camp

 

 

 

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