The Ospreys U18s Women made their long-awaited return to action this month in the WRU U18s Women tournament.
After four weeks of training together as a group, the Ospreys side took on Welsh rivals Cardiff Rugby, Dragons, RGC and Scarlets in a round robin tournament as the girls battled it out for a potential place in the Women’s national squad selected by Head Coach Liza Burgess at the end of February.
Ospreys Captain, Jessica Rogers gave us her views ahead of the final round of action this weekend:
“It’s been a great experience training as a group over the last couple of weeks. The coaches have made it both fun and competitive at the same time as well as making sure we know that we can get selected for a Welsh squad at the end of this.
“Stef and all of the coaches have all gone above and beyond and been amazing. They’ve done every little thing they can to help us and driven a well-organised programme for us all. I’ve enjoyed every little bit of it, even waking up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning for a weight session!”
In round one, Ospreys battled hard throughout the day and picked up a 7-0 victory over the Scarlets before narrowly missing out in their next three games. Round two and despite facing the wet weather conditions at the Wern, Ospreys ran out to clinch the victory over the Dragons and grinded out a draw against North-Walians RGC, leaving it all to play for in round three.