Record numbers of London Welsh girls taking part
The girls at London Welsh will play their first ever national cup game – against Fullerians – at ODP on Sunday 17 October.
The match is the most prestigious fixture that girls in the club have ever played, as well as being their first full-contact rugby game since the start of the pandemic.
More than 30 girls now train at London Welsh each week, with new but experienced players enrolling alongside girls who are only just discovering the joy of rugby.
Because so many girls have joined the club, London Welsh was eligible to enter the national cup – which is for Under 15s and Under 18s girls, as well as Under 18s boys.
London Welsh is the only girls’ team from the whole of Middlesex who qualified for the competition, which is contested by 64 clubs.
The girls will play in pool matches, followed by a straight knockout. The knockouts will split nationally and regionally, depending on the girls’ finishing position in the pools.
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to be playing in the national cup. London Welsh is such a friendly club, my team-mates are great and the coaches are fantastic. I am so grateful for all the opportunities they have given me,” said one of the players.
Please come and support the girls on Sunday for an 11:30am kick off.
Girls’ rugby at London Welsh is now in its third season and we continue to welcome new players, both experienced and new to the sport. All secondary-school-aged girls can join London Welsh, along with any girl in year 6 who wants to play girls rugby.
Training takes place every Sunday at 11am outside the club house at Old Deer Park. You can contact the team by following @LWGirlsRFC on Twitter or emailing us at LWWRFC@londonwelshrfc.co.uk
We take players of all abilities and experience – rugby is for everyone, regardless of size, shape, fitness and ability. We want to give everyone the opportunity to play the game that we all love.