Sunday January 14th saw chilly temperatures, but a beautiful sunny day in Charlotte, NC for the first development camp of 2018.  Twenty-four athletes representing seven different clubs throughout the Carolinas Geographic Union turned out with a mission to improve their rugby skills. The group were more than successful as they started off the New Year on a strong note. With the focus on improving the fundamental elements of the sport, the group powered through three hours of focused and productive on-field work and left energized and excited for the future.

“These developmental camps will progress each skill across 3-4 training assemblies and all rugby athletes will benefit from the knowledge transfer and skill acquisition,” said CGRU Women’s Select Side Head Coach Brad Richard. “The need for technical skill improvement and fundamental knowledge attainment is applicable to both 15’s and 7’s rugby and will be critical in the Carolina’s improving their standard of play in the coming years.”

All of the assemblies are free of charge and open to ALL female ruggers playing for clubs in the Carolinas Geographic Union.
On top of the renewed focus on the Women’s High Performance program, the CGRU has entered a Women’s 7’s side into the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational. There will be 12 athletes asked to represent the ladies of the Carolina’s on March 1st.

Additional information on the tournament can be found at:   https://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/las-vegas-invitational/

The next assembly for the CGRU Women’s Selects is January 28th, 2018 at Fort Bragg. The start time is at 1pm. The following High Performance assembly is on February 11th, 2018 at a location to be determined.