Reigate School played a warm up game against Quest Academy, Croydon on Saturday (21.03.15) at Twickenham Stadium, opening up England v France in the final game of the RBS 6 Nations 2015. A game that will go down in history as being one of the greatest Super Saturday's rugby has ever witnessed.
"This is a fantastic achievement for Reigate School and Old Reigatian’s are proud to have been involved in helping them develop girls rugby at the school.
Surrey Rugby has of course seen many successes over the years but getting Surrey Girls rugby onto the hallowed turf of Twickenham is fantastic.
Girls rugby across Surrey has seen a huge growth over the last two years and was of course massively boosted by the England Women winning the Women’s Rugby World Cup last August however much of the growth is down to those working incredibly hard at grass roots level. Without Kelly Corder’s efforts and the support of the senior management team at Reigate school this would never have got going and she and the school deserve a huge amount of credit for such a great success.
Old Reigatian’s are also hugely grateful to the Bill McLaren Foundation, we asked for their assistance in growing rugby at the school and they kindly gave us a grant to fund equipment and coaching. It is therefore fitting that the girls will go to Twickenham where Bill McLaren’s commentary played such an important part on many famous occasions."
Chair, Surrey Rugby Women and Girls Committee
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News from Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3005671/Heir-Suited-booted-Prince-Harry-heads-Twickenham-England-s-important-Six-Nations-clash-France.html