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04 September 2017 / Club News

Clubs grow women’s rugby by getting games on!!!

Yesterday saw the new North Wales women’s Game On division begin in emphatic style with 92 players taking part across the three fixtures. The new division takes an innovative approach to competitive rugby by awarding teams for recruitment and retention as well as the rugby played.

WRU Game Changer, Dave Roberts explains “With women’s club rugby in it’s infancy in North Wales we wanted to reward clubs for their efforts to grow the game as well as being competitive. As well as the traditional bonus points, each team is awarded one bonus point for fielding fifteen players and two bonus points for having twenty players in their match day squad. It is part of our strategy to ensure that we have several strong and sustainable outlets for senior women wishing to play rugby in North Wales.”

The first week saw a whopping 25 tries scored and no teams failing to cross the whitewash. It also saw two teams agree on a 10-aside fixture over a 60 minute format with another fixture including one team lending players to the opposition.

Roberts continues, “The success of the division relies upon the open mindedness of the clubs. In one week we have seen lending of players and altering of formats to ensure games go ahead. A huge thank you must go to players, coaches and managers who whilst wanting to win are putting the good of the game and match day experience first. Their willingness to adapt will I’m sure lead to a flourishing division over the coming years.”

Results from round one were:

Holyhead 17 v Pwllheli 53

Llangollen 7 v COBRA 39

Welshpool 19 v Shotton 10


Next round of fixtures scheduled for 17/09/2017 are:

Shotton Steel v Holyhead

COBRA v Pwllheli

Welshpool v Llangollen



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