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HOW DOES THE CLUB ENSURE THAT YOUNG PLAYERS ENJOY A SMOOTH TRANSITION INTO THE SENIOR GAME ? The women train at the same time as the girls so they see there is a pathway into adult rugby at the club . We often join together with the U18 girls for drills and touch rugby games . The women help with the youth festivals and development days . A lot of our girls go off to university in Aberdeen , Edinburgh ,

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A lot of our girls go off to university in Aberdeen , Edinburgh , Dundee and Stirling so we have contacts in certain clubs and point girls who want to continue playing in their direction .

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Dundee and Stirling so we have contacts in certain clubs and point girls who want to continue playing in their direction . We have two students playing for Heriot Blues women in Edinburgh . Now that the women are playing in a league so have regular games at Millbank so we have an opportunity to increase the girls exposure to adult rugby and get them involved in game days .
WHAT IMPACT HAS THE CLUB HAD ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE EXISTING CLUB MEMBERS ? Well established in the community , sponsored by many local businesses , huge increase in mini / micro / junior numbers this season . Involved in all the Thurso and Wick primary and secondary schools and looking to expand that to rural schools , used by Highlife Highland to provide after school rugby sessions and a 3-day rugby camp during school holidays . We provide a warm and welcoming family environment at the club on game days where people who are rugby fans and those who are not can socialise and enjoy each other ’ s company . We provide a fun , family environment for players from 5 - ? to enjoy training and playing no matter what their gender , race , sexual orientation or religion .
WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR ALL TEAMS AT THE CLUB THIS SEASON AND HOW ACHIEVABLE ARE THEY ? ( SENIORS , LADIES , JUNIORS , GIRLS AND MINIS ) Women - Grow our numbers and get more of the players playing competitive rugby , fulfil all our fixtures home and away , gain the respect of the other teams in our league , increase the exposure of women ’ s rugby in our community and region .
Junior Girls and Boys , Mins and Micros - Continue to grow the game in our community , retain players , recruit more coaches to the youth and mini ’ s teams , get our girls playing more competitive fixtures .
I think our difficulty is getting girls more competitive rugby due to the lack of girls playing in the North area of
Caledonia North . The girls game east of Inverness is gaining momentum and looks to be flourishing whereas it is pretty static North of Inverness .
For me Caithness Rugby Club is such a great club to be part off because we have a second to none group of passionate people who are all on the same page working towards making our club successful ?
CONTACT THE CLUB Millbank Playing Field Millbank Road Thurso Caithness KW14 8PS
caithnessrugbyfootballclub . com
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