Rugby

Rugby is popular with a number of girls, some who are involved in other sports and some for whom this is their main sport.

The club is open to anyone in Lower Fifth and above, whatever their level of experience. The girls train on Thursday evenings on the All-Weather Pitch and some Sundays on Top Lax (to facilitate contact work). The clubs ethos is fast, fun and expansive attacking rugby with a stoic defence which suits the Benenden girls.  

The squad usually enter two main competitions - the Rosslyn Park National Rugby 7s and Kent Schools’ 7s, as well as playing occasional fixtures. Over the Summer Term they have continued to train and build the strength in depth of the club as well as honing some of the basic skills and the future is looking very bright.

Barry Imms is our Rugby coach. He was heavily involved with the British Army Rugby League Women’s Squad which went on to win the Army Sports Team of the Year and had players promoted to the senior squads of Great Britain Rugby League, England Rugby League, Wales XV Rugby Union and Wales 7s Rugby Union.

 

Key Achievements

  • Kent 7s: Champions 2013, Bowl Winners 2015, Champions 2017
  • Berkhamsted: Plate Winners 2012, Bowl Winners 2013, Division B Runner-Up 2015