Good luck to Ely players Hannah Barrow, Hattie Ford, Emily Rawlinson and Laura Foreman who are all off to Brazil to play in the Ladies World champions next week, they start with some preparation in Portugal and fly to Recife on Thurs.
They have a stiff task against Spain in the first game followed by the hosts Brazil and then Uruguay. Who they play in the second phase depends on their position in the group.
Ely have 50% of the outfield players for the european girls under 17s championships to be held in Germany. they will play Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland for the title. well done to Hattie, Emily, Vicky and Heather.
The club have won the club/team of the year at the 2012 Ely Standard Sports awards. The trophy and certificate were picked up by Sam and Emily on behalf of the club at the awards night held at Ely Rugby Club. They will be on display in the cabinet next week.
Heather Dunand picked up her award for the National ladies development player of the year after the national cup finals at Herne Bay - well done to Heather. This was the second year in a row that an Ely player picked up this award.
The calendar has finally been updated with the latest dates for the EC, National and Jubilee Cup tournaments per Brian's email so check your diaries against it, please. The new dates are for selected players only. Brian's email has details.
Apologies if the calendar has been a bit flakey lately, I'm just recovering from having a bit of a fight with the website as some code limits had been reached causing the calendar to become corrupted (just after I had finished putting all the dates on and tried to save it, I laughed so much).
Several Ely players are in the initial England squads for the European Championships later this year.
Max Dunnand is in the boys under 17s where 12 boys will be trying to get into the final 8 to play in Switzerland.
In the Ladies Seniors Hannah Barrow is one of 10. In the Ladies under 18s Ely are well represented in the initial 13 with Hannah Barrow, Hattie Ford, Emily Barrow, Vicky Moffat, Kirsty Moffat and Heather Dunnand all included hoping to make the final 8 for the Championship in Spain.