Women’s Rugby has been steadily gaining importance and popularity within the rugby world and now has properly arrived in Marlborough, where a Women’s section is being established within the Marlborough Rugby Club.
This new section will cater for seniors, juniors and minis and will be fully integrated with existing aspects of the Club.
Women’s rugby is the fastest growing team sport in the world and the Club has already been actively involved in the growth of girls’ rugby at St John’s School.
The section will launch in time for season 2021/22 and it is intended to host open days/rugby taster camps before then to encourage involvement. The Club is already home to successful female (and male) sevens’ teams – the Marlborough Compeed Nomads 7s – who play in tournaments around the globe. The teams contain international standard players, some of whom have promised to assist in the development of the women’s section.
Sevens players tend to have other ‘home’ clubs for XV purposes but come together to Marlborough for 7s.
The Club is now looking for volunteers to both run and play in the section. Previous rugby experience would be welcome but is by no means a prerequisite for involvement.
Initially the coaches for the Women’s teams will will all be taken from the existing sections, but the Club want to grow all aspects of the women’s section including coaching staff and will fund anyone who want to gain the qualifications. This has already been done for a volunteer who is helping out with the school’s programme at St John’s.
The Club are looking to attract committed, enthusiastic players who would like to be part of this exciting venture and new chapter in the Club’s already illustrious history, which arguably dates back further than the RFU itself. Anyone interested in assisting in the development or playing in the women’s section should contact the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.