Trailfinders Trojans the new home of women's rugby at Ealing Trailfinders
Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club are delighted to announce the launch of Trailfinders Trojans, the home of women’s rugby at the club.
Earlier this year, we outlined ambitions to become a world class hub for female rugby players, which will now fall under the Trailfinders Trojans name and be an integral part of Ealing Trailfinders.
Starting from the ground up, Trailfinders Trojans Academy will be linked with education through our partnerships with The Henley College and Brunel University, and will eventually feed into an elite first team.
The starting point for our academy is The Henley College where 27 players started in September, and have been training since the first week in August.
Ex England player and former Bristol Bears Head Coach, Kim Oliver has been appointed Head Coach at Henley to run the women’s programme. She is supported by further appointments of Assistant Coaches Aaron Lowe and Alice Bilba, Performance Analyst Callum Macauley, Physio Sadie Kenzitt and Strength and Conditioning Coach Samuel Thirwell.
“We’re in the first year in the programme and players are really flourishing here with us at The Henley College. Our infostructure is what separates us from other academies and we would urge any aspiring young female rugby player to get in contact to be involved.” – Kim Oliver.
Brunel University is the next stage of Trailfinders Trojans Academy, where Steve Wagstaff heads up the women’s section. The athletes have a full-time training programme which fits around their studies, involving a combination of rugby training, skills, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology, and off-field development.
Recruitment for the Trailfinders Trojans Academy at The Henley College and Brunel University is starting for the September 2022 intake.
The Ealing Trailfinders Community department has also started their own women’s team, being run by Andrew Quick and Marissa Lowe.
Last weekend saw them compete in their first fixture at Trailfinders Sports Club, against Harlequins Amateur Women as a curtain raiser to Ealing Trailfinders’ opening game in the Championship.
“We are delighted and very excited to launch Trailfinders Trojans. We have committed to building a world class programme for female rugby players and over the last nine months have made big strides. Trailfinders Trojans Academy will be the foundation of the programme and aims to develop better rugby players on the field and, just as importantly well-rounded people off the field.
“We have further exciting plans as our Trailfinders Trojans develop, which we will bring to you in due course.” – Ben Ward, Ealing Trailfinders Director of Rugby.
To enquire about joining our women’s programmes please contact –
email@example.com – Brunel University
firstname.lastname@example.org – The Henley College
email@example.com – Community Amateur Women