“I discovered women’s rugby at university, and I just love it. Playing alongside my team gives me a feeling I can’t describe, and it’s brought out more confidence in me with everything I do. I just wish I’d started playing sooner.”
20-year-old Leeds University student
Many women and girls today are pushing themselves, they’re discovering how proud they are of their strength and their team. This is why the RFU is working towards getting 25,000 more women and girls playing contact rugby by 2017. And more and more clubs are keen to have womens' and girls’ teams playing in their colours and enjoying the club environment.
This season, the RFU awarded 48 professional women’s rugby contracts as they build towards the 2017 World Cup in Ireland, looking to retain their title.
We want all women and girls to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential on and off the pitch, whether that’s as a player, coach, referee or volunteer.
That’s why we’re inviting women and girls across the country to come and be a part of this unity of strength and discover the warrior within.
Maggie Alphonsi – Ex-England Rugby Player & World Champion, TV Rugby Pundit