Staffordshire Ladies - 2015/2016

Staffordshire Ladies are very proud to announce their squad for their first game this Sunday, against East Midlands.

KO: 2:30pm

Location: Lichfield RUFC

The county programme has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, testament to the development of club rugby in Staffordshire. We are delighted to announce that we have 5 clubs represented in the squad, showing true support from all our Ladies teams in Staffordshire. This year is the first year of the new Pilot Programme, giving all counties the opportunity to reach the finals at the end of May. With 3 pool games back to back, Staffordshire have opted for a large squad to potentially cover 5 games in May. This weekend's squad has representatives from: Cannock, Essington, Lichfield, Longton and Wolverhampton. All players have been honoured by the presence of World Cup winning coach Graham Smith mentoring not only the further development of players but the coaches too.

Bali Salisbury is in his 2nd year as Head coach and is very excited about the programme this year. Bali Stated: “ We have been training hard for the past two months ensuring that we really work on developing players and preparing them for the next step up from Club Rugby, in the development League. We have a great mix of experience and young talent, hoping that this has created the winning partnership that we are after.”

Squad

FORENAME

SURNAME

Club

1

Rachael

Whalen

Lichfield

2

Tara

Wheeldon

Lichfield

3

Jodie

Taylor

Cannock

4

Alice

Jones

Essington

5

Siobhan

Ashton-Cleary

Lichfield

6

Rachel

Malcolm

Lichfield

7

Annika

overton

Longton

8

Stacey

Hiscox (C )

Lichfield

9

Alice

Hodgkinson

Lichfield

10

Sarah

Tooze

Lichfield

11

Maz

Grieve

Essington

12

Nancy

Stone (VC)

Lichfield

13

Debbie

Hunt

Cannock

14

Beth

Turner

Lichfield

15

Dani

Wilson-hood

Cannock

16

Leah

Taylor

Cannock

17

Kelsi

Butler

Lichfield

18

Sarah

Bonar

Lichfield

19

Lesley

Thompson

Longton

20

Jo

Burns

Longton

21

Helen

Keane

Wolverhampton

22

Jazz

Boatswain

Lichfield


Travelling reserves:

23

Vicky

Benton

Wolverhampton

24

Sian

Atton

Longton

25

Rachael

Squires

Longton

Programme Manager: Becky Williams

Head Coach: Bali Salisbury

Assistant Coach: Darren McDermott

Assistant Coach: Andy Williams

Physio: Lou Ellis


Our next two games are

8th May Yorkshire Away @ Bradford & Bingley RUFC

15th May Leicestershire @ Cannock RUFC

22nd May - Semi Final

29th May - Final


Becky Williams
Mob: 07957 982450


Please communicate direct with Becky Williams should you have any questions or Injury updates.