Looking try something new this year? We are looking for new players to join our team! Joining a sports team will undoubtedly improve your university experience. Whether that is with us at women’s rugby or with another team, we encourage you to do so!
In the 2015/16 season, we remained undefeated throughout the entire year of the rugby season, winning our league and as a result, moving up into the league above. Through hard work from all of our team, we managed to achieve a close second place in the 2016/17 season. The 2017/18 season saw us reach our peak achievements to date. We achieved a comfortable first place in our BUCS league (South eastern 1A), and reached the last play-off round for Premiership level university rugby. This made us a headline name across the whole of the south of the United Kingdom; we played teams as far away as Swansea University. The 2018/19 season saw us staying in the 1A league. Thus coming year we hope to continue to develop as a team and maintain our status in this league with new faces and fresh skills.
Every February, our university battle it out with the University of Kent, at all sports, in a week-long event known as ‘Varsity’. The finale of this week is always the rugby varsity. We have been successful against Kent’s women’s team for the last six consecutive years, and we are of course looking to extend this winning streak into the 2020 Varsity competition.
Whether you want to be apart of the team, just train with us or just to join us on socials, we would love to have you!
Our committee for the 2019/20 season consists of: Kirstie Philpott (president), Niamh Shewell-cooper (captain), Caroline Randall (vice-president), Chloe Oakley (vice-captain), Shahla Wilkins (social secretary), Deana Rose (social secretary), Tamara Beech (wellbeing) and Devon Hughes (treasurer).
Our coaching staff for the 2019/20 season consists of: Alex Evans (head coach) and Nat Gladstone (assistant coach).
Weekly training times:
Monday: 6pm-7.30pm @ Canterbury Rugby Club
Wednesday: 7.30pm onwards @ Tokyo Tea Rooms (weekly themed social)
Friday: 7.15am-8.15am @ Sports Centre (fitness session)
Friday: 6pm-7pm @ Polo Farm
We are a family who do everything together. If you're looking to make friends for life, then women’s rugby is the society for you.
This year we have been lucky enough to form a partnership with Cite Crepes, find them on the main campus opposite Powell for organic coffee, freshley made crepes, toasted sandiwches and pastries.
Thanks for your interest in this membership, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Through purchasing your membership you confirm that you have no pre-existing medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that will prevent you from fully participating in the outlined physical activity. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, illnesses or injuries you will notify the Opportunities Manager prior to purchasing the membership.
You will also seek medical advice to ensure that it is safe for you to participate, the outcome of which you will feed back to the Opportunities Manager. This will not only ensure that it is safe for you to participate in the activity but will also ensure that you will be covered by the Students’ Union insurance. Should your circumstances change during the course of the academic year, following the purchase of your membership, you will inform the Opportunities Manager immediately.