Scottish Rugby confirms Women’s U16 side ahead of festival

Scottish Rugby confirms Women’s U16 side ahead of festival

Scottish Rugby’s Pathways programme has today confirmed a squad for its Women’s U16s programme, ahead of participating in a festival in Galashiels later this month, where they will face opposition from North Wales and the Netherlands.

The selected U16 players were identified through the Girls Regional Game Series, which ran at the start of the year.

Gordon Lyon has been appointed to lead as Head Coach for a second year.

Lyon’s coaching team is bolstered by former Scotland international Megan Gaffney and Stephen Gillies of Hillhead Jordanhill.

Nikki Simpson (Glasgow Warriors/Garioch RFC) and Holly McIntyre (University of Edinburgh) also join the coaching staff. Both Simpson and McIntyre have played for the Scotland Futures and have been involved with Scotland Women in their WXV2 preparations.

On selection, Lyon said: “The Girls Regional Game Series gave us a great platform for identifying talent across the country. We’ve now had a great few weeks in camp, gelling the squad together which gives us a strong picture ahead of the festival next month.

“The opportunity to face new teams such as North Wales and the Netherlands will be a fantastic stepping-stone for the development of the players as individuals and as a squad. These game play opportunities and experiences are really important as our pathway evolves, and particularly as players graduate and look to move into the U18 set up.

“The players are fantastic to work with, they bring a lot of enthusiasm and willingness to learn and no doubt they will take a lot of this back into their own environments, whether that be at club or school.

“Having a calibre of coaching staff that we do is not only of huge benefit to this team, but a real inspiration for the players involved. Working with players who have achieved great things and have bright futures ahead of them will no doubt provide extra motivation and visibility for the girls to see what they can be.”


Lilly Clarkson (Biggar RFC)
Rihanna Connell (Currie Chieftains)
Louise Colledge (Annan RFC)
Sophie Campbell (Gala RFC)
Anna Canning (Annan RFC)
Charlotte Lackie (Highland RFC)
Eleanor Knock (Highland RFC)
Autumn MacDougall (Biggar RFC)
Iona Macleod (Garioch RFC)
Eve Mackay (Strathendrick RFC)
Layla Michell (Ellon RFC)
Sarah Manson (Caithness RFC)
Nella Jonsson (Strathendrick RFC)
Isla MacKenzie-Wilson (Dumfries Saints RFC)
Megan Hutchinson (Annan RFC)
Aylie Jamieson (Wigtownshire RFC)
Anna Stoddart (Falkirk RFC)
Dylan Worsley (Preston Lodge RFC)
Eilidh Rose (Perthshire RFC)
Emily Sansom (Stirling County RFC)
Robyn Stevenson (Falkirk RFC)
Elspeth Stewart (Currie Chieftains)
Rebecca Wynne (Stirling County RFC)
Hannah Ward (Edinburgh Harlequins)
Amy Vance (Newton Stewart RFC)
Samantha Inglis (Murrayfield Wanderers FC)
Ellen Nimmo (Boroughmuir Banshees)


Robyn Allan (Currie Chieftains)
Saba Alexander (Garioch RFC)
Beth Baillie (Biggar RFC)
Erin Bothwell (GHA RFC)
Piper Burrows (Ellon RFC)
Carla Edwards (Caithness RFC)
Morgan Gemmell (Biggar RFC)
Lucy Giles (Dumfries Saints RFC)
Nina Hausrath (Perthshire RFC)
Megan Laurie (Dunfermline RFC)
Kiera Forrest (Stirling County RFC)
Bethan Mathieson (Dunfermline RFC)
Sophie Mellanby (Biggar RFC)
Neve Murray (Biggar RFC)
Isla Napier (Glenrothes RFC)
Connie Sanderson (Boroughmuir Banshees)
Lucy Ronald (Strathendrick RFC)
Niamh Waters (Murrayfield Wanderers FC)
Emma Wylie (Biggar RFC)

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