Women’s rugby grows from strength to strength, particularly following the success of the England Women, who won the Rugby World Cup in Paris in 2014. The RFU estimates there are currently nearly 38,000 women registered as playing rugby each week.
In Middlesex, there is have a strong tradition of women’s rugby clubs and boast clubs at all levels of the game, whether it’s just playing for fun, competing for national honours or competitive league rugby, there is a club to cater for all abilities.
Establishing a women’s or girls’ section
If your club would like to create a link with an existing women’s side, set up a new women’s side, establish age group sides for girls, or ensure girls are incorporated into an existing or new mini section, Middlesex Rugby and the RFU can help.
- Contact Louise Latter at moc/ybgurxeselddim//rettalesiuol
- Contact your club RFU Rugby Development Officer and discuss your ideas.
- Think about the sustainability of the new section, and whether your club has the playing facilities and volunteer capacity to accommodate additional teams.
- Ensure that the new section is completely integrated into all aspects of the club, and that the women and girls have access to equipment, coaching, the clubhouse, the bar, the committee meetings and other services.
Where to play women’s club rugby in Middlesex
If you are interested in playing rugby in Middlesex, there are a number of clubs and teams you can join throughout the county. Different clubs offer different levels of rugby, dependent on the league they are in and how many teams they run.
If you would like more information about playing women & girls rugby at a Middlesex club or are interested in getting involved as a coach or manager contact Louise Latter at moc/ybgurxeselddim//rettalesiuol.