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ANOTHER NLD SELECTION SUCCESS FOR THE BOSTON RFC LADIES' TEAM

ANOTHER NLD SELECTION SUCCESS FOR THE BOSTON RFC LADIES' TEAM

By Arlene Moxon
25 February
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Freya is the second player to be selected to play for the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire squad


Boston Rugby Club is proud to announce that Under-18 Freya O’Shea has also been selected, alongside Senior Ladies teammate Tiana Woolaston, to represent the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire combined Women’s county squad at Under 18 age group for the forthcoming Representative County season.

Freya, currently playing for the full Boston Ladies Senior Squad, has come through the Boston ranks, starting at Under 13, and like all our Junior girls, has trained both on Sundays with the Juniors where individual skills are the focus, and on Tuesday evenings when Juniors combine with the Senior Ladies for intensive game-based training, albeit under strictly managed conditions.

Since being authorised by both Boston RFC and the NLD to play adult rugby as an U18, Freya has performed consistently to a very high standard, impressing her coach’s, week in week out during training. Making her debut in the full Ladies squad against Kesteven Ladies as replacement right winger on the 20th January of this year and has been selected every game since.

Boston Ladies coaches Ant Buckberry, Tom Balderstone, Steph Beard and Shaun Turl have all said of Freya, ‘Freya’s success has been the result of all the hard work she has put in over several years and from the dedication of all the age grade coach’s we have here at Boston RFC. She is a fantastically talented rugby player, but she is also one of the squad characters, always able to crack a smile. She has worked closely with the Senior Ladies squad, and it is this close training with the Seniors that she attributes to her successes.’

‘Training with the Ladies has massively improved all our Junior players, and whilst the age grade players are strictly managed during the combined training sessions (no contact, just touch, as well as other administrative controls) their game awareness and their individual skills develop in a much higher-pressure environment.’

Boston Ladies Captain, Hannah Booth added her congratulations, ‘Freya fully deserves this recognition, she is a fabulous player, combining speed, agility and power, she and all three of our Senior U18 players have excelled in the Senior Squad.’

‘I am so proud of her, as will the entire Senior and Junior squads, the Senior Ladies are all 100% committed to developing our Junior players, like Tee, Kaitlyn, Lills and Freya. We have some amazing youngsters in the pipeline; with more seemingly joining monthly, and it’s fantastic to see them develop week in week out, being supported by their ‘Rugby Mums’. They are the future of Ladies Rugby in Boston.’

Freya will now be hoping to be selected, with Tiana, to make her debut in NLDs first representative fixture at Sleaford on March 20th. The girls in the Under-18 category are from clubs all over the region, including, Lincoln, Kesteven, Sleaford, Newark, Paviors and Mansfield.

If there are any Women or Girls out there who want to try out this phenomenal sport, please contact Boston Rugby Club via our website via the link below

:https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/boston/teams/152140 .

Rugby is more than a sport it is a life experience, and you will make friends for life within the Ru

Written by Shaun Turl, Boston RFC Ladies' coach

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