St George’s Day Girls Festival

Dear Coaches, Managers and Officials

Middlesex Rugby will be hosting the St George’s Day 2019 girl’s rugby festival at Wasps FC, Twyford Avenue on the weekend of 27th and 28th April 2019.

The St George’s Day Festival began in 2010, as part of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 Legacy Programme. This is a landmark year for us, celebrating ten years of the festival providing a competitive day of rugby for girls at U13, U15 and U18 age groups.

Following feedback from clubs last year we have swapped the days for the different age groups and this year we will be opening up the festival to U10/U11 girls in a dual-age band offering, to give the girls an opportunity to experience some girls only playing opportunities.

This year, teams entering will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to confirm their place. Details will be sent out on confirmation of the draw.

U10/U11s on Saturday 27th April 2019

Age 10 or 11 (as of midnight on 31st August 2018)
Contact 7-a-side (to U10 Regulations)
We are not putting minimum or maximum squad sizes so as to give as many girls the opportunity to play. The format of the competition will be decided once we have the numbers of girls attending but we will ensure that we have a development approach. Even if you only have 2 or 3 girls at these age groups please do come along.

U13s on Saturday 27th April 2019

Age 11 or 12 (as of midnight on 31st August 2018)
Contact 7-a-side
Minimum squad size: 10
Maximum squad size: 12

U15s on Sunday 28th April 2019

Age 13 or 14 (as of midnight on 31st August 2018)
Contact 10-a-side
Minimum squad size: 13
Maximum squad size: 15

U18s on Sunday 28th April 2019

Age 15, 16 or 17 (as of midnight on 31st August 2018)
Contact 10-a-side
Minimum squad size 13
Maximum squad size 15

How to enter:

To enter a team or teams, please complete the online expression of interest form by Friday 8th March 2019. The number of teams for each age group is limited, so please make sure you submit your entry early to avoid disappointment.

This has always has been primarily an event for club teams, but does not exclude school teams who may wish to enter. We also encourage new teams who may only have a handful of girls to enter to give the girls playing opportunities. If you don’t have a full team we will link you with another team to ensure the girls get quality game time.

Click here to enter your team right away!

Make sure you get involved on Twitter by following @MiddlesexRFU and ‘hash-tagging’ #SGDRugby2019

Also like us on Facebook here to keep updated with the event!

For more information, please contact Louise Latter .

I look forward to welcoming you all to another successful St George’s Day Festival.