Hertfordshire

  • Wasps Launch Superleague Netball Team

    ... The Vitality Netball Superleague will consist of 10 teams, seven of which competed in the 2016 league, bolstered by three newcomers in Wasps, Severn Stars and Scottish Sirens. The 10 teams invited to take part in 2017 are as follows; Celtic Dragons, Hertfordshire Mavericks, Loughborough Lightning, Manchester Thunder, Scottish Sirens, Severn Stars, Surrey Storm, Team Bath, Team Northumbria and Wasps Netball The new venture is not only designed to be a force in the national game but also to inc...

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  • Baines Becomes RFU President

    ... join the council and former England full back Jonathan Webb will join Ian Ritchie as the RFU’s two representatives on the World Rugby council. Webb replaces Bill Beaumont, who will take office as chairman of World Rugby on 1 July. Peter Baines was the Hertfordshire representative on the RFU council from 2002 to 2014. He was an RFU management board member for 10 years and chairman of the finance and funding and governance standing committees. He was also a founder trustee of the Injured Player...

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  • Professional Rugby in the community

    ... Premier Rugby Community Report highlights the significant amount of community based work the Premiership rugby clubs are delivering across the country. Saracens, through our charity the Saracens Foundation, has become a significant service provider within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London, delivering programmes across several agendas, including sport, health and social inclusion. We are delighted that this work, and the work of the other eleven professional rugby clubs is today being...

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  • Sarries to Raise Investment in Barnet Copthall 'Beyond £16m'

    ... full details of the changes are being made available to local residents.The key elements of the revised application are:• A new transport plan that reduces the percentage of supporters travelling by car to 36%;• A match-day coach service from the Hertfordshire towns, offering a seamless services on six routes to and from Copthall;• A regular double-decker match-day shuttle service on the 221 route, connecting Edgware, Mill Hill Broadway and Mill Hill East stations to the stadium;• The p...

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  • Universities Seek to Enhance Club Links

    ... a firm pathway towards a professional playing career. Other seats of learning and Aviva Premiership teams with firm connections are Exeter Chiefs and the city’s University, Gloucester Rugby and Hartpury College, and Saracens with the University of Hertfordshire.“We have seen a dozen of our players over the past year represent Bath,” says Aaron James, Head of Rugby at the University of Bath. “In the Premiership Sevens in July, eight of the 12-man Bath squad were University of Bath studen...

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  • Southern Trio Take Semi-Pro League to New Pastures

    ... being played the length and breadth of the United Kingdom will move a step closer next year when the Co-operative Championship 1 welcomes four new `expansion` clubs. The third tier of the British game will be the stage for clubs from Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, plus another from an as yet unnamed region, as the Rugby Football League (RFL) bids to extend the reach of the game at semi-pro level outside its heartlands. From an initial list of 16 clubs who expressed an inte...

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