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Ealing Trailfinders Partner With Farnham Girls Section

Ealing Trailfinders have entered into partnership with Farnham RUFC to help develop their girls programme.

Sam Foskett, Farnham Girls U16 Head Coach said, “With girls rugby growing so quickly across the country and at Farnham, we’re now at a point that we’ve got so many numbers that this relationship is hugely exciting for our girls.”

In addition to providing a pathway for girls wanting to develop a career in rugby, the partnership supports Farnham in a number of ways, including:

  • The funding and development of a Head Coach for the girls section who will oversee coach progression, session planning and strategy for all the girls age groups at the club;
  • Boosting the club’s current outreach programme that takes professionally-coached rugby to local schools and finds new recruits in return;
  • Professional training of the club’s coaches and trainers to deliver warm ups and conditioning programmes specifically designed for female athletes in the club’s newly-built gym.

Tracy Parry, Farnham Girls Section Chair said, “The partnership will allow us to give further opportunities to the girls and it gives them a really great pathway and lets them know that there is a route for them to play rugby at a higher level."

Farnham player EJ Bowdler said, “We enjoy rugby because of the fun we have and the family community we have within our club. We’re really excited by the opportunities that Ealing Trailfinders will give us and we look forward for what’s to come in the future.”

Simon Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer of Ealing Trailfinders Academy and Women’s Programme, said, “We are absolutely delighted that Farnham have joined our project to support local girls rugby programmes and help grow the game. On arrival at the club I was blown away by the outstanding facilities, the enthusiasm from the girls and the support of many volunteers.

“We are really proud to have Farnham Rugby Club as a partner of our Place of Development (POD) for supporting the growth of girls rugby and giving these girls a natural pathway to continue their development. We look forward to supporting the coaches and volunteers to help further their own development and give the girls an enjoyable experience.”