Full of Hope as Season Ends

A season of flare, immense excitement and, as the French would say, plenty of Jouè, comes to a conclusion. 

A year ago, Quins had just been crowned the Double Champions of England, a miraculous turnaround from the depths of despair. A team with no direction, making a late charge to the throne of English Rugby. 

It was a watershed moment in the club’s history, to not only become the Premiership Champions for the second time, but to also become the Premier 15s Champions. A great testament to the investment and commitment the club has and continues to make to the women’s game. 

This year, the journey for both of our sides ended one week too early, with away defeats at the StoneX Stadium against Saracens in the play-offs dealing a dagger to the heart as the North London side regained bragging rights. 

However, it’s not a story of pain; it’s a story of a club on its way to much greater things. The path to the top is not a straight line, and the mini setbacks we take along the way add great value to our development. 

In the past 12 months, over 20 Harlequins players have represented England, with a handful of others also obtaining international recognition. The squad is building, and still to reach its prime; it’s an exciting project to be a part of and fascinating to follow. Off the field, we launched Quins Pride, the league’s first LGBTQ+ inclusive supporter group. Additionally, the Quins Supporters Association has facilitated match day experiences and travel for almost every away fixture, most notably, the 1,000 travelling supporters to London Irish away – the best away-day we’ve ever experienced. 

As the season ends, we say goodbye to eight players: Matt Symons, Hugh Tizard, Huw Jones, Christian Scotland-Williamson, Mak Wilson, Craig Trenier, Joe Grey and Fi Fletcher – thank you for all you’ve brought to the jersey, you leave it in a better place. 

We look forward to restarting the podcast in the new season post summer. If you’re reading this and yet to experience a Harlequins game, we can’t recommend it enough. A newly renovated North Stand, live music, light shows and firework displays all await you, and that’s just a warm up for 80mins of scintillating rugby, played in a way to entertain you. 

You can keep up to date with all things Quins over the summer by following
@HarlequinsPod on Twitter and Instagram. 

Summer well. 

#COYQ


Michael Wood

harlequinspod@gmail.com

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