England internationals train with Yatton girls...

PUBLISHED: 14:34 23 November 2011

Yatton RFC ladies.

Yatton RFC ladies.


Two international players from Bristol ladies passed on tips to Yatton youngsters.

BRISTOL ladies internationals Issy Noel-Smith and Kim Oliver took time out from the own busy training schedule to pass on some tips to players from Yatton Rugby Club’s Under-18 and 15 girls’ squads.

Back rower Noel-Smith gained her first full England cap when she came off the bench against France at Châteaurenaud earlier this month and next week she flies out to Dubai with the England ladies’ sevens squad.

Oliver, the Bath born fly-half, was involved in judo from the age of five to 14 and now body boarding as a hobby gives her wide ranging skills that 
complement her skills as a rugby player.

She played for Chippenham from the age of nine to 14, Avon girls for the next two years, then Avon ladies for a season and then Bristol ladies when she was 17 to the present day.

Oliver said: “It is massively 
important for us to pass on our 
knowledge to girls like those at Yatton who showed so much enthusiasm on what was a wet and cold evening.

Yatton Under-18 girls train every Wednesday evening between 6-7.30pm with the Under-15 girls training on Sunday afternoons between 2-3.30pm.

Contact John Semmence (Under-18s) on 07747 422734 or Stuart Lusted (Under-15s) on 07771 517322 for more information.

n Pictured above: Zoe Hughes, Bristol & England fly-half Kim Oliver, Megan Webber, Lydia Chadwick, Annabel Semmence (in background), Bristol & England back row Izzy Noel-Smith, Mia Lusted. Front row: Lily Fowler and Harriet Waldron.

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