In an historic move for Hill House, girls’ rugby matches were recently played for the first time in fixtures against Hall Cross Academy. It was a momentous occasion and the Hill House girls were able to test their skills and rugby ability in closely contested matches.
The Hill House girls’ rugby programme has developed tremendously under the guidance of Mr Chris Rose, Director of Rugby and Mr Andre Snyman, Head Rugby Coach during the course of the school year.
The combined girls’ teams from U12, U13, U15 and U16 enjoyed the opportunity to represent the school and they proved to be fearless and relentless.
“I was so proud of the girls for the way they stepped up and played with determination and used the skills and moves we have practised in training,” said head rugby coach, Andre Snyman. “I was encouraged by their running game and thought their overall game play was well executed,” Snyman went on to say.
Headmaster, Mr David Holland, was delighted to see the girls participating in the inaugural rugby fixture. “We have taken the very exciting step of promoting girls’ rugby, and I am delighted to see these players embracing the sport and getting their first taste of competitive matches,” expressed Mr Holland.
“They have worked very hard and are fortunate to be coached by some truly outstanding staff. This will be the first, historic step on a journey which will empower girls at Hill House and put them, and Doncaster girls’ rugby in general, on the map,” concluded Mr Holland.