This blog came about because I wanted to contribute to the sport that has given me so much. I started out reading as much on rugby as I could on Goffon Rugby, Planet Rugby and a few other blogs. I was always disappointed that there was very little to read about Women’s Rugby. So I began this blog on March 31, 2006 and haven’t stopped blogging since. I love the friends, networking and adventures I have been on while doing it, and I am always looking forward to the next adventure on or off the pitch!
The us in the About Us is pretty simple…the blog has two main contributors currently (we are always looking for more, email me!). Wendy Young, editor and creator of Your Scrumhalf Connection and my partner, The Girl. The Girl is the constant inspiration and challenger of what this blog could be and will become. For more on the The Girl and who she is….read below!
As for me personally, I currently play scrumhalf for the Austin Valkyries in Austin, TX. I started my rugby career at the University of Oklahoma in 2001, but moved on in 2006 to Austin. I love everything about rugby and wanted to write about it…so this is my blog about rugby and some small parts of my life. I have played on several selectside teams over the years. I was also honored to be a member of the USA Women’s National Team pool from 2007-2008. In 2008 I was also certified as a rugby referee in the Texas Rugby Union and currently hold a L2 certification. In 2007 I dipped my foot into the coaching pool and have coached the TRU U23, West U23 and Univ of Texas Sevens teams. I enjoy all aspects of the game and love having my foot in administration, reffing, coaching and especially playing!
Note: The blog originally began as West Rugby Blog (http://westrugby.blogspot.com), but has since evolved to Your Scrumhalf Connection (http://scrumhalfconnection.com) which focuses on women’s rugby in the USA.