IT has been a busy and triumphant year for the Girls section at Liverpool St Helens Rugby Club with over 40 girls playing regularly throughout the season and achieving plenty of success.

The U13s recently won the splendid Southport Rugby Club Festival featuring teams from Southport, West Park, Shrewsbury and Ellesmere Port. The U15s also triumphed at the same Festival and the U18’s, competing at a new level have enjoyed a good season of games.

Notably, eleven of the girls have received county honours with Lancashire. Amy Bennett, Alyx Bridge, Olivia Martin and Abbie Schofield have represented Lancashire U18s with Olivia Bolton, Hollie Jones, Ashleigh Seddon, Abbie Singleton, Megan Smith, Amy Taylor and Megan Williams have played for the U15s.

Head Coach Chris Hall is delighted with the enthusiasm and improvement shown by all the players over the past couple of years. “They work hard in training, do well in matches, but most of all they enjoy the game. Our section is growing and we are already looking forward to next season” he said.

Hall, a second row forward in LSH’s 1st XV squad as well as the appointed coach to Lancashire Girls U18s, is joined by coaches Jamal Zaki and Dave Bamber in coaching the LSH girls section with Vicky Bamber, Mandy Bridge and Alison Bolton picking up the managerial duties.

LSH President Ray French said: “We are very pleased with the way the girls section has developed and very proud of all their achievements. They have a sound management structure with some hard working people and the club is delighted with their progress”.