Wednesday 22nd June saw Worcester RFC’s annual AGM take place & the election of 3 NEW Vice Presidents, all women with a specific remit to promote women in rugby. After a season that saw the senior women’s side storm to promotion to Championship North 1 & numerous Junior Girl players selected for county & country, the club has pushed on in it’s drive to welcome even more women into the game & give a fairer representation within senior roles at the club.
Club Chairman Steve Lloyd said “Rebecca, Marty & Nicky all have long associations with the club & were instrumental in establishing women’s rugby at the club in the 90s. They will all make a significant contribution furthering our offering for women in the city & the county.”
Between the three, they have represented club, county & Country & the decision by members underlines the club’s determination to see girls & women’s rugby prosper.
Colts Manager Marie Meredith; “We have seen girls & women’s rugby grow rapidly at Worcester & we are enjoying success at every level. The new initiative will enable us to promote rugby & club opportunities for women as well as strengthen our links with the local community.”
New Vice President & Managing Partner of Hallmark Whatley Hulme Rebecca Widdowson said “I am delighted to now be one of the first 3 women to be voted to be Vice President of the club. A proud moment for me &the club as it looks forward to a diverse & inclusive future. I look forward to working with the membership & committee & promoting women’s rugby at Worcester RFC in the widest possible arena”
With excellent ties to the University, the Club’s U18 Girls team & also strong links with the Premiership team at the Warriors, the future of women’s rugby is looking great & provides us with a pathway for our talented athletes to play the best level of Women’s rugby they can.
*Worcester RFC are also launching a Mixed Ability Women’s Team to run alongside their very successful men’s team who placed 6th in the recent World Championships & No1 in England. All women of all ages (16+), abilities and S.E.N needs are welcome Tuesday evenings from 6pm. See @WorcesterRFCMA on social media for more info.
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Picture - From left to right; Rebecca Widdowson, Nicky Crawford, Marty Halford
NB; Worcester RFC always welcome new players at ALL levels and have teams for all ages & abilities from 18 months to 60+ with a 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, Colts, Mixed Ability and Senior Women’s Team as well as didi Rugby & a large Mini & Junior section. To find out more about Worcestershire’s Most Inclusive Club please head to https://worcesterrfc.rfu.club/MembershipInformation
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