Rugby: Veer launches new elite development path for women’s team

Rome, September 21. – From youth teams to the blue jersey, to arrive one day not so far away dreaming of getting on a plane to travel to the Rugby World Cup.Italian women’s rugby takes a new step into the future, after defining a central contract with the national team players announced in April, showcasing the new high-level development path , symbolically linked to the exit of the national team for the upcoming autumn world championship in New Zealand and the operation starting from the 2022/23 sports tournament. season.

Federugby (Fir) is standardizing the projects dedicated to women’s rugby by formalizing a trajectory aimed at enhancing and increasing the international competitiveness of the movement through a selection series ending from U16 to create a natural landing in the Women’s Championship of Excellence. Increasingly competitive and functional to the needs of elite rugby. Fir integrates projects dedicated to women’s rugby by formalizing a path aimed at enhancing and increasing the international competitiveness of the movement through a training series ending to find a natural landing spot in the most competitive and functional women’s championship of excellence. Football.

At the base of the track is a capillary training process, through regional technical structures, starting from U16 with later identification of potential under-17 athletes and identification of an expanded group of players who can continue the growth path through international youth pool activities. Training and competition. Players under 17 who have been selected to participate in the women’s high-level tournament, which is organized in four regional technical areas, will be able to count on group district meetings and coaching, individual coaching supervised by federal technicians, and competitions among district selections, beginning with their next participation With the Italian national under-18 team, the first phase of the international rugby fair which will then continue with the selection of athletes for the under-20 team and the national team.

“The recent results of the Italian women’s team, which climbed to fifth in the world rankings, are an inspiration to develop a path that will allow us to ensure continuity at the international level. Among the goals of creating the elite female path is to strengthen our position at the international level, and to implement the best practices applied Initially over the years also in the male field.By structuring a path in a well-defined, functional way to train athletes for international activity and ranging in different areas such as setting the course at the youth level, many players will have the opportunity to make a first comparison in at the international level., Preparing for the National Seniors who will be able to count on an increasingly competitive squad. At the same time, the skills acquired during the course will contribute to the harmonious development of the entire women’s movement, with positive impacts on our First Division,” said Daniele Pacini, Technical Director of FER Team.

“The organization of a youth training course represents a defining moment for the growth of the Italian women’s movement. Starting with the necessary expansion of our women’s rugby base, through a more active organization in the region, we will continue to support the growth of women’s supply chains in clubs and player training, divided by age groups. At the same time, For the U18 category, there will be identification of a wide range of athletes of national interest, who can take their first steps in international junior competitions, increase the potential for athlete development through international rallies and Test matches and contribute to improving ability competitiveness, the technical level of the women’s championships and the expansion of the national team’s base.”

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