There couldn’t be a better time to get involved with Women’s Rugby in Ulster. Ulster Women’s rugby players will be representing Ireland in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris, France and they will also be involved in 2016 Olympics with Ireland entering a Women’s Rugby 7′s team in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Training and playing for local clubs offers girls from all sports backgrounds a fantastic chance to get involved in the Ulster and Irish Rugby set up and a chance to push for inclusion in one of these, and other, fantastic events. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any rugby experience as the clubs and Ulster Women’s rugby offer expert coaching and guidance to help you make it to the top if you have the drive and the ability.
Rugby is a fantastic cross over sport for girls from GAA, hockey, football and athletics backgrounds and offers one of the fastest routes to Provincial and International honours. Just think in a few short years you could be playing in the historic Irish Inter-Provincial Championships or travelling to Italy or France to take part in the prestigious Women’s RBS Six Nations.
Of course, with seven Ulster Clubs in the All Ireland League, and an ever increasing number of development sides, Ulster Women’s rugby isn’t just for the elite athlete and players of all abilities are more than welcome. There is a healthy social scene at all the clubs and regular road trips throughout Ireland to play all levels of competition against clubs in Connacht, Leinster and Munster, an opportunity to make friends for life.
Throughout the summer we’ll be featuring Ulster Women’s clubs and we kick off this series with Cooke Ladies who’ll be holding an taster session this Friday. Read below for details.
Cooke Women tasty session on Friday the 15th. Training and pizzas!
Play some tag rugby, gladiator challenge and general evening of fun training. With some mystery star appearances from Ulster/Irelands finest … and no we’re not talking about Cooke’s own Grace Davitt.
Whether you’ve played rugby before or not Cooke is the club for you. We encourage playing rugby for love of the sport and to get fit and have fun, making friends from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve only played tag, touch or never even touched a ball, everyone starts somewhere, why not start at the best and most banterful club in Belfast!
The open session will be followed by giant pizzas and drinks in the club house (diet coke and a pizza please ) which is a great chance to have a chat and get to know the current girls a little better.
Cooke Women : The best banter in town!… get involved!
Location : Shaws Bridge, Belfast
Time: 7pm – 8:30 pm
What to wear: Don’t worry about being stashed out, general sportswear is just fine!
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