Our aim of the day was to provide a safe space where the girls could gain confidence and develop the core values of TREDS, as endorsed by England rugby: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. The coaches supported this approach with a supportive role and encouraged learning on the pitch. No scores were recorded, instead it was a tournament to learn and develop skills within.
Thank you to everyone involved to make this training tournament a success - the smiles, positivity and buzz afterwards was terrific.
Also a big thank you to The Rugby Hut at Dorking RFC for making sure the girls are well fed.
After an initial warm up which covered line out jumping, scrummaging and a lot of running by the backs, they were ready for two 15 a side games.
Game one saw Dorking edging Farnham 21 to 19 with the boot of full back Bethany being the overall decider.
Game two was against Farnham and Guildford mixed. Again, only two points in it but a second victory for Dorking.
A great afternoon of rugby had by all, players and supporters alike, and strong skills and teamwork displayed by the Dorking Girls.