UNDER 15 GIRLS TEAM LAUNCHED (2008-2009)
Liverpool St Helens break new ground this weekend when their newly formed girls under 15 team play their first ever match at Preston Grasshoppers on Sunday.
The squad of thirty girls have been training together since September led by manager Becky Armstrong and coaches Cara Pendleton and Keiron Tucker.
The new team, captained by Alison Burrows, will be taking the field in a brand new Samurai playing kit sponsored by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service as part of the World Fire-fighters Games 08 Legacy Programme. The whole squad, together with LSH head coach Paul Woodward and club captain Phil Kearns visited St Helens Community Fire Station earlier this week where they were welcomed by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mike Hagen and World Fire-fighters Games Legacy Programme Manager, Richie Davis. The girls were given a full tour of the fire station and presented with their new kit.
Paul Woodward was full of praise for all those involved together with the Fire and Rescue Service for their generous support. “This is another sign of the progress being made at Moss Lane” he said. “The club has received tremendous support from the local RFU officers including Mark Sutcliffe, Mark Harper and John Foster. The girls are really keen and the new kit is magnificent. We are all very grateful to the local Fire Service”.
RFU Community Rugby Coach John Foster has been instrumental in the new development at Moss Lane and he is delighted at the progress. “These girls have been training in all weather conditions for months now and they are desperate to start playing matches. Sunday is the culmination of lots of hard work and hopefully is just the beginning of something long into the future” he said. “LSH are already looking to start a girls under 18 side and anyone interested can contact me on