Harpenden girls receive county recognition

Hertfordshire's U15 side which included four from Harpenden

Hertfordshire's U15 side which included four from Harpenden - Credit: Archant

Harpenden Rugby Club’s ladies section has surpassed all expectations – a year after its creation.

Elizabeth Shermer and Frances Copp, who were selected for Hertfordshire U18

Elizabeth Shermer and Frances Copp, who were selected for Hertfordshire U18 - Credit: Archant

This season the club has had six girls representing Hertfordshire in the South East Regional Championships, four at U15 level and two in the U18 group.

Representing the younger of the two age groups were Charlie Childs, Sarah Copp, Georgina Murray and Harriet Murray.

The U18s included Frances Copp and Elizabeth Shermer, who has been earmarked as one to watch, despite only starting playing in September.

With the Harpenden girls, the U18s are the regional champions.

And following on behind, but not very far, were the U15s who finished fourth in their group, losing to third-placed Hampshire.