Tag: Claire Hodnett

RFU appoints 1st ever Female National Panel referee

I have watched Claire’s story unfold with interest, following a chance encounter quite a number of years ago (at least 8 I think) when we both attended a fitness test at a centre in Northampton, when the RFU were considering appointing their first female…

England pave the path of progress in Women’s rugby

It’s amazing how far women’s rugby has come in the last 5 years. In April 2007, I was part of the very first team of all female referees to officiate an international, which was not allowed to take place at Twickenham, because that was…