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Landmark ladies’ day as women take centre stage at Stafford Rugby Club

Sunday 19 November has been dubbed ‘Ladies Day’ at Stafford Rugby Club when for the first time ever four female teams will play matches at home.

The landmark date will see the 1st XV Stafford Women, 2nd XV Stafford Women, Under 16’s Roses and Under 18’s Roses Panthers all play at home at our Blackberry Lane, Stafford home ground.

The celebration of women at the club will include a raffle to raise funds to support the further development of women’s rugby at Stafford. If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please contact Lisa Clemson.

Paul Smith, Head of Women’s, and Girls Rugby said “We are fortunate to have such amazing facilities with 4 pitches, including an all-weather pitch at Stafford Rugby Club, it’s going to be an immensely proud moment for myself and the club to see 4 of our women’s and girls’ teams all play on the same day at home. Women and girls’ rugby is thriving at Stafford, as we see more and more women and girls taking up the sport. I am immensely proud to have multiple mums and daughters playing in the same team together!”

Last season was a fantastic success for women’s rugby at Stafford, with the 1st XV Women promoted to the NC2 Midlands (West) League, after winning NC3 midlands west league. The Under 16 Roses won the North regional championship cup, and 3 of the U18 panthers were selected for Worcester Warriors Women’s centre of excellence.

This level of success is just the start of the journey to make Stafford the place to be for women’s and girls’ rugby

Stafford Rugby Club offers women and girls the opportunity to play rugby at a level that is suited to them. There are two senior women’s teams and various age groups for girls. Training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm-8.30pm, anyone is welcome who would like to have a go at playing rugby, returning to the sport or who may be looking to join a new club. For more information get in touch with Paul Smith, Head Coach of Women’s, and Girls Rugby.

For more information about Stafford Rugby Club, visit their website.

Blackberry Lane, Stafford, ST16 2TT


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