The Griffin Cup
The 2017 iLite Griffin Cup, sponsored by Phoenix Sporting Goods, will be played as a one day 10s festival comprising 10-12 teams. The competition will take place at Twyford Avenue on Saturday 22nd April. The competition will be combined with the St Georges Day Girls’ Festival which will take place over the same weekend.
09:00 Teams arrive
10:00 First games kick off
14:00 Finals played
The Griffin Cup was devised in response to the needs of the many emerging women’s teams across Middlesex part of a long term strategy to develop and grow women and girls’ rugby both at grassroots and elite level.
It is contested by clubs from Middlesex and surrounding counties playing in National Challenge 2 and below, including those clubs not yet entered in a league.
The competition is named in recognition of the services to the women’s game by Deborah Griffin OBE, a founding member of the Rugby Football Union for Women in 1984 and captain of the first English club team at Finchley RFC. Deborah currently represents the women’s game on the RFU Council.
2017 Event information
Transport, parking, ground rules
Parking is available at the venue, however there will be a cost as detailed below. This must be paid in cash on arrival.
If you intend to arrive by coach, please email email@example.com in advance so we can allocate a space.
There is on-street parking available on the roads in and around the ground, Ealing Common and into Acton (most of which is free on Sunday) – this is the responsibility of the individuals, and we advise you to check the parking restrictions signs before leaving your vehicle. Please respect the local residents by only parking in suitable spaces, and not in front of any driveways.
The nearest underground train stations are Action Town, Ealing Common and West Acton. The nearest national rail stations are Action Central and Acton Mainline.
Dogs are not permitted on this private sports ground
You are not permitted to bring any alcohol into the ground under any circumstances.
Read the Griffin Cup rules and regulations in full
2015 -2016 Fixtures & Results
|6th Dec 2015||Pool A||Barnes Ladies||HTW||v||–||Teddington Dev|
|Pool A||Sutton & Epsom||15||v||5||Streatham & Croydon|
|6th Dec 2015||Pool B||H & F 2s||5||v||32||Beckenham 2s|
|10th Jan 2016||Pool B||Old Caterhamians||27||v||5||Kingston Ladies|
|31st Jan 2016||Pool A||Sutton &Epsom||–||v||HTW||Barnes Ladies|
|Pool A||Streatham & Croydon||29||v||17||Teddington Dev|
|13th March 2016||Pool B||Beckenham 2s||39||v||0||Kingston Ladies|
|Pool B||H & F 2s||0||v||0||Old Caterhamians|
|27 March/ 3 April||Pool A||Barnes Ladies||HTW||v||–||Streatham & Croydon|
|3rd Jan 2016||Pool A||Teddington Dev||12||v||5||Sutton & Epsom|
|3rd April 2016||Pool B||Old Caterhamians||v||Beckenham 2s|
|Pool B||Kingston Ladies||v||H & F 2s|
|Cup Semi Finals
|Semi Final 1||Winner Pool A||v||2nd Place Pool B|
|Semi Final 2||2nd Place Pool A||v||Winner Pool B|
|Plate Semi Finals
|Semi Final 3
|3rd Place Pool A
3rd Place Pool A
4th Place Pool B
|4th Place Pool B
3rd Place Pool B
3rd place Pool B
|Winner Semi Final 1||Winner Semi Final 2|
|Winner Semi Final 3||v||2nd Place Semi Final 3|
For further information about the Griffin Cup competition, please contact Louise Latter, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2014-15 Competition winners: Teddington
The final of the Griffin Cup, Middlesex rugby’s new women’s cup competition, was held at Finchley on Sunday 19th April. Teddington Development and Hampstead II with Teddington running out 24 – 10 winners.
Teddington Development, winners of the 2015 Griffin Cup
Meanwhile, the Bowl final was contested as a triangular fixture between Kilburn Cosmos, Harlequin Ladies and Hammersmith and Fulham II, with Hammersmith and Fulham II the overall winners.
D GriffinDeborah Griffin, after whom the cup is named, and Middlesex Rugby president Brian East were on hand to make the presentations to the teams.
“Finchley were great hosts and all the teams seemed to enjoy the day and their rugby,” said competition organiser Louise Latter. “What is really promising is that a couple of ladies today were playing their first competitive rugby games.”
The competition is now in it’s second year and continues to grow in popularity. The aim is to give lower league and developing teams more match experience.
“The rugby being played today was of a good standard, especially when we had a few teams with players who were playing their first competitive games today. Middlesex Rugby is committed to developing the women’s game and it’s great to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment from all the players.
Kilburn Cosmos 51 – 0 Harlequin Ladies
Hammersmith and Fulham 20 – 5 Kilburn Cosmos
Harlequin Ladies 7 – 53 Hammersmith and Fulham
2013 – 2014 Competition
The inaugural Griffin Cup competition was played at Finchley RFC on Saturday 17th May, with eight teams and 120 players from across the region taking part in a knockout rounds, and progressing into the Cup or Plate competition.
The final was contested between Hammersmith & Fulham II and Reading Abbey Nuns. Hammers had impressed all day with their defence and finishing capabilities, beating Abbey Nuns 13 – 0 in the final.
After a slow start in their first game, Worthing proved to be too powerful and overcame Haringey 52 – 0 in the Plate final.
Teams taking part were: East London Ninjas, Harlequin Ladies, Kilburn Cosmos, Worthing, Reading Abbey Nuns, Windsor Dames, Haringey Rhinoettes and Hammersmith & Fulham II.
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