The Women's section of Medway RFC have recently been promoted and the 2011/12 season saw a new girls section created with the aim of spreading the fitness and social aspects of rugby to women and now girls of 10-18 years of age.
The benefits of rugby, both increased personal fitness and greater team and local community spirit, are well known and have long been enjoyed by the senior men's sections of the community. Recently there has been a phenomenal growth in mini rugby, played by boys and girls from 6 to 12 years, and in boys' youth rugby (13-18 years). However girls in the same "youth" age range have largely been bypassed. Medway RFC seeks to focus efforts on bringing the sport to these women/girls in Medway.
Medway RFC is a community club with RFU Community Rugby Seal of Approval and the Sport England Clubmark scheme accreditation, run by local volunteers working together, using local council facilities to ensure this centre of excellence continues to offer Rugby to the community of Medway and beyond. Medway has enlisted the help of a current England Women's rugby international who visits local youth clubs to run "academy sessions" for youth girls. Local schools have also been contacted.
We wish to extend the out-reach to the community, both by hosting additional school & youth club sessions at new and existing partner schools/clubs and by bringing new players into the Medway RFC family. The girl's train on Wednesday between 6:30 and 8:30pm with matches or more training on Sundays. For more information about youth rugby for Girls at Medway please contact one of the Managers or Coaches whose details can be found below.