PowerHouse Golden Girls

PowerHouse Womens Rugby has had many players pass through our fold, and in an effort to keep those no longer playing (for fact of age or place of residence), up to date on whats happening with the team, the Golden Girls newsletter/blog is here to keep you posted.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mull 7's 2007

Below is a tour report from Char (photos courtesy of Orla) about the eventful journey PowerHouse took to Mull....

"We took a team up there representing Powerhouse as there are so many of us over in London at the moment. Unfortunate Domp's was unable to come and Emily was in fact representing her own country (we let her get away with that - congrats to Ems!!!!). In the end we had me, Beth, Orla, Tam and a friend of mine, Selina, who turned into our only representative from Australia, albeit from Perth and with no rugby experience at all. No matter what the numbers as we ended up joining with the local team, Mull, who was also short on numbers, and also grab some players from GHA in Glasgow who had plenty of numbers.

The tour started in Glasgow with a tour of the West-end. Good intentions of being a little touristy but in the end it became a pub-crawl. Got to do what you are good at huh! To get to Mull we had to take a local train - that’s right - another 3 hours of drinking, not to mention the rest of the evening. The atmosphere made even more fun by the fact that we were all wearing the same uniform. How can you not have fun in a wig!

Thankfully the next morning we all felt wonderful and lucky for us we all woke up still in our uniforms. Cracked open another beer and got the ferry across to Mull.

I have to say that the prospect of actually playing after so many years was quite daunting. Luckily playing rugby is like riding a bike - you never really forget. Unfortunately for our new recruit that meant a badly sprained ankle in the first minute of play…..we did actually score off her pass before she was tackled and hurt.

Lo and behold we actually won our first game and had a draw in the second - on the points count back we sneaked into the final. Unfortunately the level of fitness of the girls (nothing to do with 36 hours of drinking) played a major factor. We held them for a short period but then they managed to run around us quite a few times. Bit of a shame but all in all we think we did Powerhouse proud!

The rugby over, all there was left was to drink and party. Back in Glasgow we caught up with another Powerhouse oldie - Jimmy MacDonald who has settled into married life with a little one on the way. The drinking of course did not stop until the girls got on the plane back to London on Sunday a night. In fact they woke up with their unfinished beers unspoilt in their hands. I would like to claim I did as well but an excessive amount of drinking led me to miss my flight. An 11 hour bus ride the next day to get back to London was the punishment.

All in all it was a great weekend and I would like to invite any Powerhouse girls who are over here or planning on coming over here to get in touch so that we can do it all again next year!"


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