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Cheney make the finals of the County Championship
The second year of the new schools county championship has seen more schools, more games and more players than ever before. However, this year is unique with all but one final being played solely by state schools, with Project Phoenix's partner school Cheney reaching the finals of the under 14s bowl. They are set to be playing against Blessed George Napier Catholic School on Wednesday 9th December at Chipping Norton RFC... Click to read more.
The New Rules of Play
As of the 1st September youth rugby will see a significant change in the way it is both coached and played. Read more...
Rugby World Cup Volunteers Dinner
With the Rugby World Cup rapidly approaching, Oxfordshire RFU hosted a number of volunteers from across the schools game at its World Cup Dinner on Saturday 21st August 2015. As part of a county wide programme, volunteers were wined and dined at one of the University of Oxford's most prestigious colleges before getting to see the William Webb Ellis cup as part of the Trophy Tour.
Rugby in the Parks
The people of Oxfordshire had a great opportunity to immerse themselves in the spirit of the Rugby World Cup - which begins with the opening ceremony and England taking on Fiji on Friday 18th September - at Rugby In The Parks in Oxford’s South Parks on Sunday 23rd August.
Approximately 2000 visitors to the free event were able to find out more information on the different clubs in the county at the Rugby Club Village, each stall providing opportunities to give different rugby skills a try and win various prizes, including guessing the weight of the chocolate rugby ball. More than 50 children from school years 5 & 6 took part in the Kids First Rugby games throughout the morning and over 100 adults played in the Participation Cup touch rugby tournament.
The main event of the day was the arrival of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, which was hoisted to its podium by special guest and 2003 World Cup winner, Will Greenwood. Many visitors then took the opportunity to have their picture taken with the William Webb Ellis Trophy, with the dreaming spires of Oxford providing a fitting backdrop.
Photos of the day can be found at http://www.oxonrugby2015.com/#!rugby-in-the-parks/c24h6. This website also provides further new of Rugby World Cup themed events in the county and contains links to many other rugby related resources.
Above, Elizabeth Dorey running with the ball at the European Junior Championships in Nottingham.
NewSt Edwards Student England Debut
16 year old, Elizabeth Dorey, represented England at the European Junior Touch Championships held in Nottingham recently, just missing out on victory. Dorey who also plays for Gosford All Blacks initially took up Touch Rugby to keep fit over the summer months, before rapidly rising to the England team.
Elizabeth comments "it was an amazing experience playing at the European Championships. The whole weekend was great fun, with really good spirit between all the teams as we socialised together in the evenings".
Elizabeth is now keen to promote Touch Rugby and is starting out by developing a team at her new sixth form, St Edwards. Elizabeth says "Touch is a great game in itself and really great training for rugby too". For more information on touch rugby, please click here.