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Yorkshire RFU brings women's rugby tournament to Pocklington School

Yorkshire Women's RFU TeamPocklington School hosted a day of rugby for over 90 under 18 players recently, organised by the Yorkshire Rugby Football Union, when the original venue for the day had to be changed due to flooding.  Matches were played against Lancashire and Cheshire in a highly competitive tournament, which saw a quarter of players represent their respective counties for the first time.

Sylvia King, Chair of U18 Yorkshire Girls said: “A huge thank you to the team at Pocklington School for stepping in to help us out at extremely short notice for what turned out to be a fantastic day of girls rugby. The players, coaches and spectators all agreed that the facilities were excellent and the help the staff gave us to set everything up in time for the event was tremendous.”

Jonny Wheeler, Master i/c Rugby at Pocklington School commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to be able to host the event for Yorkshire RFU. Having previously been involved in the North of England girl’s rugby I appreciate just how important these days are to the development of the women and girls’ game.

It is also a superb advert to our own girls at Pocklington School of what is possible within rugby as we will look to promote the sport within the school and hopefully be able to enter a girls’ team at Rosslyn Park next year.”

Janet Knott, Deputy Bursar, Pocklington School said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Yorkshire RFU to the School and our Premises Team did a fantastic job of accommodating their requirements at such short notice.  The weather held out and we’re delighted that everyone had such a positive experience and enjoyed the event.”     

For enquiries about hiring facilities for events, conferences and performances at Pocklington School visitwww.pocklingtonschool.com/Facilities-Hire, email facilities@pocklingtonschool.com or call 01759 321200.

For information about Yorkshire RFU visit http://yorkshirerfu.pitchero.com