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Your News Girls given their chance in North of England Invitational Sevens

For the first time ever girls will be competing for honours at the prestigious North of England Schools' Invitational Sevens in Birkenhead this Sunday (March 7th).

The tournament, which is in its 22nd year, has opened its doors to the growing game of girls' rugby which is set to grow even further this year with the Women's Rugby World Cup 2010 being staged in London in August and September.

Rugby Football Union for Women President Gill Burns, who's been instrumental in getting girls rugby on the North of England Schools Invitational Sevens agenda, said: "This competition has a reputation for being a really enjoyable occasion for the boys because of a combination of good rugby, good organisation, friendship and fun, and that's why I am particularly excited about this year's event with it being the inaugural girls' competition.

"A large proportion of the current England women's squad started playing their rugby when they were at school so this is an important stepping stone for young girls out there, be it whether they want to play rugby for their school, club, county or even country one day."

The girls' pool games will be played at Birkenhead School, with the finals being staged at Birkenhead Park. Schools competing include Range High School, Childwall Sports College, Holy Cross College, Giggleswick School, St.Bees School, The Kings School Macclesfield, West Lake Academy and Wisbech Grammar School.

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