Warriors Women’s Centre of Excellence in full flow

Worcester Warriors and Gloucester-Hartpury combined their Centre of Excellence’s for a joint training session at Sixways Stadium last month.

Attack and Backs Coach Sian Moore and players Akina Gondwe, Jemima Moss, Taz Bricknell, Meg Varley and El Febrey were all on hand to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of Allianz Premier 15s stars.

The first part of the session took place on the main Sixways Stadium pitch and focussed on positional specific skill work, while the latter part of the session looked at how to find space on the field. 

“This is the first time since the pandemic that we have been able to have these types of sessions with other Centre of Excellences, and the girls have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot from the day,” said Benny Williams, Head of Women’s Development at Worcester Warriors. 

“It’s great to see the girls taking on board the things that we have been focusing on during the sessions and putting it into game scenarios. 

“It’s not just the Centre of Excellence that has been working hard though – a lot of the hard work is being done by the local clubs to have made sure these girls are engaged and have still enjoyed their rugby throughout the last 18 months.”

Jemima Moss, who came through the pathway system to represent the Warriors Women senior team, added: “It was great to be involved in the day and help with the session. It’s great to see the progress made in the last few years, especially since I was in the girl’s position not that long ago.

“Their enthusiasm was fantastic to see.”