They are hosting an open talent identification day on the 18th February 2012 Murrayfield, Edinburgh (10am-2pm – players should meet at the Wanderers clubhouse for registration).
They are welcoming female athletes (aged 17yrs+) from all backgrounds to attend the day, where there will be a series of assessments based around fitness, hand-eye coordination and some rugby specific skill elements.
Scottish Rugby currently has two performance teams representing Scotland on the national rugby stage; Scotland Women (senior) and the Scotland Women under-20 squad.
The Scotland Women team competes on an annual basis in the RBS 6 Nations championship, as well as the Rugby World Cup which is held every four years. After finishing 8th in the 2010 Rugby World Cup, the Scotland team is now preparing for the qualification process for the next Rugby World Cup in 2014. The Scotland Women under-20 team, now in its second year, is focusing on player development and education in order to prepare the players for the wider world of senior international rugby.
Players involved in both teams undergo individual player development, specialist coaching, squad weekends, medical protocols and strength and conditioning programmes.
If you are interested in the Performance programmes, details are given below. Queries can be directed to Ellen Dickson
Further information will be posted on www.swru.org.uk ; players can pre-register simply by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance