Ealing Trailfinders Partners With Medway RFC's Girls Programme
Ealing Trailfinders are pleased to announce that Medway RFC are the latest club to enter into partnership to help develop a pathway with their girls programme.
Medway already have a thriving girls section, with around 100 players training across three age groups on a Tuesday night and Sunday lunchtime. Player are often named in the County, Divisional and England Talent Development Groups and the U18s are reigning County Champions.
They currently have two level 2 coaches for the U18s, one level 2 coach for the U15s and one coach for the U13 who has an old scheme level 1. Aside from these coaches, the girls section is reliant on volunteer coaches who are able to assist and help where required.
The partnership between Ealing Trailfinders and Medway will be used to develop girls rugby at the club in four key areas:
- To help further develop the coaches by providing monthly Continuous Personal Development sessions to up-skill knowledge and coaching processes.
- To help provide kit & equipment for sole use of the girls section.
- To provide bespoke S&C advice on on-pitch conditioning for female players to enhance performance and help prevent injuries.
- To invest in a pathway through new and existing partner schools for girls from the catchment area to get further education and/ or employment support through their links with the club.
Caroline Jordan, Medway Ladies Captain said, “The partnership with Ealing Trailfinders will allow our girls a pathway to playing elite rugby. It’s a really exciting opportunity for us as a club and for our young players and it will allow the players we’ve helped develop to stay involved in the club as they will be able to come back and play for us.”
Simon Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer of Ealing Trailfinders Academy and Women’s Programme, said, “Medway is a great club and they are already doing great things with their girls programme which has allowed their women’s team to kick on further. We’re proud to have Medway as our most recent Place of Development (POD) partner as we look to help them create a pathway for their young talent to play at an elite level.”
Medway RFC join Old Reigatian RFC and Farnham RUFC in being one of our POD partner clubs as we look to support and develop the girls game.