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Coming to a town near you: The 2019 SWITCH Roadshow

Friday, 8th February 2019 @ 16:00



Don’t miss out on your chance to Be a Game Changer with The Harlequins Foundation this February

This half-term, the Harlequins Foundation will be hosting a series of girls-only rugby camps led by Harlequins Ladies stars as part of the 2019 SWITCH Roadshow. The Roadshow will run from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February at five local clubs and will be open to players of all abilities and aimed at girls aged from U11 through to U18.

This year’s sessions will be taking place at Worthing RFC (Monday 18th), Pulborough RFC (19th), Wimbledon (20th), Old Reigatians RFC (21st) and Chobham RFC (22nd) and will run from 10:30-13:30.

The players leading sessions at those clubs are: Harlequins Ladies and England U20 fly-half Ellie Green at Worthing RFC, Harlequins Ladies and Ireland front rower Leah Lyons at Pulborough, winger Ellie Miles at Wimbledon, 1st XV hooker Davinia Catlin at Old Reigatians and former Wales International Rebecca Rowe at Chobham.

Head of Foundation Marc Leckie said: “It’s fantastic to have these players on board with us for our first edition of the SWITCH Roadshow.

“ It is a brilliant programme that introduces young women to the sport, encouraging fun, enjoyment and the opportunity to transition into local clubs and perhaps even Harlequins Ladies. We are all hopeful that in the next few years some of the girls who have participated in SWITCH will end up running out at The Stoop.

“No matter what their level of ability, the Roadshow is a brilliant opportunity for girls to come down and learn from some of the best players in the game, and I am so excited to see how many have already booked on to what will be a fantastic week”.

Since its inception in 2016, the SWITCH Programme has brought over 300 girls to the sport, working with 11 local schools throughout Twickenham, Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and the wider Surrey area and 5 local clubs.

The Roadshow is free of charge and all attendees will be entered into a competition to win a number of prizes including two tickets to The Game Changer on Saturday 30th March at The Stoop, a pair of signed adidas boots from Harlequins Ladies captain Rachael Burford, and a Harlequins official beanie.

To sign up, please click here .

The 2019 SWITCH Roadshow

Monday 18th February, Worthing RFC, led by Ellie Green
Tuesday 19th February, Pullborough RFC, led by Leah Lyons
Wednesday 20th February, Wimbledon RFC, led by Ellie Miles
Thursday 21st February, Old Reigations RFC, led by Davinia Catlin
Friday 22nd February, Chobham RFC, led by Rebecca Rowe

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