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Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club's girls celebrate successful season

Bishop's Stortford girls marked the end of their first full season with a presentation evening at Silver Leys.

Trophies were handed out and cake was enjoyed as the players, ranging from under-11s to under-18s, celebrated the campaign.

And the girls' section of the club is set to expand next season, with the four age groups to be run independently with their own coaches, managers and first aiders.

Bishop's Stortford girls' presentation evening
Bishop's Stortford girls' presentation evening

"We ended the season with 40 girls over four age groups and it's growing, with more girls giving rugby a try each week," said girls' and ladies' team manager Carly Poyser.

"The age groups are being split to run independently - same as the youth boys - and this is fantastic progress. It shows how far the club has come since November 2016 when the ladies launched, followed by the girls in January 2018.

"We will be running fun fitness sessions over the summer and would love to welcome girls aged ten to 17 to try this out.

BSRFC coaches
BSRFC coaches

"The ladies' team are also keen to grow having ended the season with 36 registered players and would encourage ladies aged 18-plus to get in touch and join us."

Meanwhile, Stortford players helped Hertfordshire register a 29-20 bonus-point win at Hampshire in their opening Division One pool match of the Bill Beaumont County Championship.

Nick Hankin and Ben Harrison-Price got a try apiece and Sam Cappert kicked two conversions. Ben Creasey also featured for the visitors.

But Herts were out of luck down in Cornwall as they suffered a 37-13 defeat, with Cappert kicking three of the points.

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