Welcome to the ULWRFC page! We are a group of women connected by our love for rugby, who enjoy socialising, playing rugby and most of all- having fun while doing so. If this sounds like it could be something you enjoy, come and join us!
No experience needed!
We are a group with varying skills and experience, and our coaches understand this, ensuring our training sessions benefit everyone- from those who have never touched a rugby ball before, to those already experienced, looking to improve. Our coaching staff is extremely qualified, supportive and welcoming to all members. We also have a leadership team, made up of players elected at the start of the year whose job is to support all members, represent their interest and facilitate communication between the players and the coaches.
Throughout the year, on Wednesdays, we play weekly matches against other Universities in the Midlands Tier 1 division of BUCS. After home games we enjoy a team meal at a local pub (paid for by our match fees). This is a great chance to debrief, relax and celebrate. We announce the forward, back and man of the match to celebrate everyone’s hard work!
Outside of university, we also encourage our players to play for local teams. Some of our players are a part of Litchfield Ladies RFC- a team which trains about an hour away, good for those who have played before and want to play at a higher level. More locally, our players enjoy Oadby Wyggs Women’s team, a new women’s rugby team perfect for those just starting out in rugby and those seeking more playing time and hoping to improve. This offers everyone the opportunity to get more training and game time!
Throughout the year we also plan on organising Touch Rugby events, to allow those unsure about the contact aspect of the game to give it a try and for everyone to hone their non- contact skills.
Undoubtedly our biggest event of the year is the varsity match against De Montfort University held at the Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers! It is a great event that brings in a lot of viewers and an amazing opportunity for your friends and family to witness your love for rugby. It also does not hurt that we have not once lost in the past 14 years, and last year we set an amazing score record of 92-0!
Outside of the game, we are a tight knit and social group of girls- the friends you make at ULWRFC will become a family and stay with you for life. Together we enjoy weekly socials- we dress up, play games and bond with our teammates. Socials are catered to everyone, so whether you drink or not rest assured you will feel welcomed and have fun with your fellow teammates. As part of the ULWRFC we also enjoy discounted tickets to the O2- nothing better than dancing it out with your friends!
If you like the sound of ULWRFC life, join us today! Whether you are a fresher, last year or a PhD student, it is never too late to give rugby a try!
If you would like to join or have any questions, drop us a message on Instagram at @ULWRFC1. We will be happy to welcome you into the club.
Your 2022/23 ULWRFC committee:
Justyna Kruszewska (Club captain), Penelope Moreno Gonzalez (Secretary), Julia Chan (Treasurer), Sam Hannah (Media secretary), Megan Boyes (Charity and welfare officer), Hannah Loran (Kit and sponsorship secretary), Chloe Williams and Ella Brierley (Social Secretaries).
Tuesdays 18:30-20:00 Manor Road Sports Centre, Rugby Training Pitch
Fridays 18:30 – 20:00 Manor Road Sports Centre, Rugby Training Pitch
Match days: BUCS fixtures on Wednesdays, development fixtures throughout the year
Registration fee: £30
Team Leicester Membership: £100
Match fees: £2-£4 per game
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