Leicestershire ladies begin their pre-campaign with a win


Apr 2019

27 girls made the trip down to Oxford RFC as Leicestershire Ladies kicked of their Gill Burns Div2 County Cup campaign with a resounding 30-7 win in an entertaining warm up game against Oxfordshire. Leicestershire took the lead as early on as the 6th Minute with No8 Jade Shakespeare picking up a loose ball to…

Leicestershire girls are going strong!


Mar 2019

The 2019 girls county program has come an end and we have seen fantastic rugby played over the three Sunday fixtures, in completely different weather conditions. The first fixture was played at Syston Rfc on a morning that dawned with thick fog blanketing the pitches and almost threatened the day’s rugby, but luckily it lifted…

Calling all girls who play rugby (U15 & U18)


Jan 2019

Leicestershire County Girls are looking for players to represent the county for this season. We will be holding open trials on the following dates for the following age groups at Birstall RFC, Coop Sports Ground, Birstall Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4DE Under 18’s –  Sunday 27th January Under 15’s – Sunday 3rd February For further information…

Melton Mowbray’s Newly Formed U11’s Girls Host Market Harborough


Dec 2018

MMRFC hosted MHRUFC on Sunday with a great game of girls rugby had by all.  Market Harborough have an established U11s team whilst Melton played a mixed group of girls who either play, have never played or gave up playing some time ago.  It was their first time together as a team and they had…

Leicestershire Ladies Triumph Over Cheshire


May 2018

Leicestershire ladies played in their third match at Birstall RFC of the qualifying rounds against Cheshire in what wasn’t just a match but a fight for a place in the semi-finals. Both teams had won their previous two games, so neither were going to give up without a fight. Leicestershire were the stronger team on…

Leicester Lions RFC host their first Pitch up and Play for the girls


Jan 2018

Sunday 28th January saw the Leicester Lionesses host a successful pitch up and play event with teams from across Leicestershire and further afield. Age groups represented were, U11, U13, U15 and U18, with girls from the following clubs: Leicester Lions, Market Harborough, Ashby, Coalville, Rugby Lions, Shipton, Leamington and Oakham The girls played a number…

14 Leicestershire U18’s girls selected for Assessment day


Jan 2018

We are pleased to announce that 14 Leicestershire girls have been invited to an assessment day at Loughborough Lightening which is one of the Centre’s of Excellence chosen to develop girls through from county to country. Attending the day on 18th February are: Phoebe Andrews Sabine Brewster Ellen Bucknall Erin Cameron Olivia Chantrey Izzie Mackinder…

Women’s Rugby World Cup – a supporters account


Aug 2017

By Roz Wright A few months ago the idea of sitting down to breakfast by 9am in Dublin on a Saturday morning seemed appealing. At 5am at East Midlands Airport, I’m struggling to remember why. Still, with a large coffee and a bit of shut-eye on the plane, sure enough by 8.30am we’re tucking into…

Women and girls forum Mon 10th July 7pm


Jul 2017

We would like to hold a meeting of the Womens and Girls Rugby Forum before everyone disappears for summer holidays.  We need to clarify the purpose of the forum, elect new officers and set our aims and objectives for the 2017-18 season. We do appreciate how busy everyone is and apologise for the relatively short notice but really do…

This Girl Can Rugby Events in Leicestershire


Jun 2017

Market Harborough Thursday 8th June     7-8pm Touch Rugby Session Market Harborough Rugby Club LE16 8HF FREE – Just turn up! Quick link to MHRFC website   Loughborough Wednesday 7th June    6:30-7:30pm Rugby with a Twist Tower’s Pitch  Loughborough University LE11 3TU Free to attend For more details www.spiritofrugby.co.uk   Friday 9th June…

Leicestershire Women v Nottingham University


May 2017

Squad v Nottingham University Women Tuesday 9th May @ Hinckley RFC 7:30 ko 1 Izzy Butcher 2 Izzy Drexler *under 18 3 Alysia Hunt (Captain) 4 Emily Hughes 5 Dannie McKenzie 6 Alice Birr **under 18 in 2015/16 7 Carolina Pasquali 8 Jade Shakespeare 9 Bryony Promfret 10 Abi Gordon *under 18 11 Jasmine Eames *under 18 12 Amy Relph *under 18 13 Ellie Turner **under 18…

Team announcement: Leicestershire v Eastern Counties women


May 2017

The team for Sundays second Women’ County Championship match has been named.  After a fantastic opening victory against Cheshire on the previous weekend 39-17  Leicestershire followed this up with a 39-15 victory over Warwickshire. This has now set up a potential pool decider with Eastern Counties. This weekend sees only two changes to the starting line up…

Team announcement: Leicestershire v Warwickshire women


Apr 2017

The team for Sundays second Women’ County Championship match has been named.  Following a fantastic opening victory against Cheshire last weekend 39-17  I have had the luxury of rotating the squad and made five changes to the match day 22.   The match is at Broadstreet RFC and kicks off at 14:15 it would be great to have…

Robbie’s Rugby Festival – ladies, we want you!


Feb 2017

Robbie’s Rugby Festival is an exciting charity event that raises life changing funds for The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and The Jake McCarthy Foundation. Now in its eighth year, the event has become a permanent fixture in the calendar for so many. Curated by a group of old school friends back in 2009 as an old boys…

Midlands Girls selected for U15’s and U18’s


Feb 2017

Please see below girls from Leicestershire selected to play for the Midlands RFU Academy teams. Congratulations to all who were invited to trials and a big congratulations to those who were selected. The RFU have commented on how hard it was to select as there was a great deal of talent on display. Great news…

Leicester Lions Girls section goes from strength to strength


Jan 2017

It was a pleasure to be invited to Leicester Lions RFC to see the newly formed girls section have their team photo taken in their new playing kit. With 17 players between 13 and 18 years, the section is developing rapidly, which is fantastic news for women and girls rugby in the county. We look…

Record number of girls invited to Midlands trials


Dec 2016

Leicestershire have a record of 27 girls (under 15 x 14 and under 18 x 13) selected to trial for Midlands across both age groups on 29th January at Loughborough University. This was at 20 girls last year with 13 getting in the squads and previous highest was 12 players trialing for Midlands and 6…

Leicestershire girls ‘Pitch up and Play’ at Coalville


Nov 2016

A great afternoon of girls rugby was evident at Coalville RFC today with girls aged 13-18 years demonstrating their rapidly improving skills and numbers joining the game. Teams from Coalville RFC, Leicester Forest RFC, Leicester Lions RFC, Lutterworth RFC, Loughborough, Wellbeck College and Market Harborough RFC were all present. Any girls looking to join a…