Penryn Rugby's long-standing girls section train on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm at the club or next-door Penryn College's STP, and we're always open to new faces to join in the fun! The U15s age band is open to U14s players as well. The U15s train alongside the U18s and U13s, combining and learning from each other for non-contact training games whilst separating for contact sessions and selected skill zones.
Fun is the number one goal at training, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for the girls to develop their skills, make new friends, stay fit, become more confident, learn to support each other both on and of the field, and experience a sport which will continue to provide that same fun and social network long into adulthood.
As with the whole of Penryn Rugby, our core values as a team are:
These core values are at the heart of everything that we do together - whether it be on the training pitch, on matchdays or any of our social events.
Penryn Girls U15s is the first experience of the full 15-a-side game for those joining the age group, with younger ages playing a reduced set of rules to this point. The girls play a number of fixtures throughout the regular season. Along with these friendlies, Cornish rugby provides a number of Pitch Up and Play sessions where the U15s are mixed into teams alongside girls from other local clubs. This helps Cornish clubs with smaller girls sections to give game time to their players whilst they continue to grow their numbers, and helps build friendships between girls at different clubs as well.
Do we stop when the summer starts? No! Penryn's rugby girls get stuck into the Cornish beach rugby scene, which sees our girls of all three age groups combine into one super-team to take on men, women, boys and other girls at the various tag rugby tournaments which occur across Cornwall's beaches.
Penryn Girls fully supports the RFU's Half Game Rule: all of our girls will get to enjoy at the very least half a game, no matter what the relative abilities of the players. Furthermore, we also commit to making sure that our sides are always as balanced as possible: there are no A teams and B teams, only Penryn and we either win together or learn together!
Whether you picked up a rugby ball before you could walk or have never tried the sport before, our door is always open to new players, and training sessions are free: just contact us in advance and bring your boots, water bottle and a gum shield.
As well as eager new players we are always searching for volunteers to assist both with the current coaching team and our supporting committee! If you are a existing coach, parent or interested in getting involved in coaching, please do get in touch.