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Women and Girls Roadshow

Following previous communications to CB Honorary Secretaries on 12th February, we are pleased to provide more details on the roadshow, to discuss the future of Girls CB rugby and player pathway.

The recently published W&Gs Action Plan recognises the significant growth in the female game over the last four years and sets out a series of interventions that will be made over the next four years as we continue to grow the number of women and girls engaging in rugby. The action plan sets out how a clear, easily understood single player pathway providing appropriate competition & training in both 15s & 7s will be established. This pathway will include a progression from club & school and CB Rugby into Centres of Excellence and will see the most talented players feed into England age grade programmes and Tyrrells Premiership competition. The following documents provide more information:

The task has been to create a pathway which complements school, college and club rugby with a dedicated training and playing window to create and reinforce the social and team bonds that are so important in retaining players in team sports whilst providing clear guidance on how it is delivered and interacts with the Centres of Excellence.

Five key objectives have been the identified as the key enablers in achieving this:

  1. Develop a clear pathway that is easily understood with placement of the programme within the Age Grade Calendar ensuring a varied diet of rugby for all
  2. Club, college and school playing programmes strengthened by providing more playing opportunities and development prior to nomination.
  3. Allow players more opportunity to play, be developed and gain confidence in their current environment prior to any nomination for pathway activity
  4. Support the identification and nomination of players suitable for further pathway activity by leaving selection until later in the year
  5. Develop current coaches alongside increasing the number of coaches, particularly female coaches involved in female game

The format for the evening will be (please note tea, coffee & refreshments will be provided):


Arrival & refreshments




Headline overview of Women & Girls action plan and player pathway


Delivery model and formats






Final remarks


Venue to close

The roadshow has been designed to allow those involved in the delivery of Girls CB rugby in England, to attend a regional evening event and discuss the above. The roadshow will be visiting the following clubs:

Monday 19th March

Fireways Old Edwardians RFC
(North Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire)

Wednesday 21st March

Taunton RFC
(Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset)

Wednesday 21st March

Darlington Mowden Park RFC
(Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland)

Saturday 24th March

Allianz Park
(Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex)

Monday 26th March

Newbury RFC
(Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire)

Wednesday 28th March

Old Reigatians RFC
(Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex)

Wednesday 28th March

Kettering RFC (Eastern Counties, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire)

Monday 9th

Broughton Park RFC
(Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire)

To register for your place at a local event, please click here, enter your details in the available fields, and select the event you would like to attend. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact Martin MacTaggart (