Women’s rugby festivities and clubs get ready for next round

The past week saw another great week for Western Province Rugby with more highlights for Women’s rugby, our Women’s Rugby festival, Super League clubs back in action, and our Senior rugby flags flying high.

This past weekend saw the return to action for our DHL Western Province Rugby Women’s side as we took on the Sharks Women’s Rugby side in Durban and in doing so saw our first win for the season in the SA Rugby Women’s Premier League. The return comes after many months of preparation and lots of work from Western Province Rugby.

Our focus on Women’s Rugby remains in place with our High-Performance Coaching exclusively for Women together with various events focused on Women’s Rugby to continue the growth of women’s rugby in Western Province.

This Saturday saw just over one hundred and fifty ladies from twelve of our Women’s Rugby club sides in action at the Women’s Rugby festival at City Park. Starting the first match at noon the teams were split into four groups in a tens format.

The competition played out in a similar manner to our sevens rugby formats. The plate semi-finals saw Gordons Pioneers up against Dolphins, and Kuilsriver against Tygerberg. The cup semi-finals eventually contested between Maties who took on Brackenfell and Blue Jets against Busy Bees. The cup final match ended up with Brackenfell against Blue Jets and the spoils going to Brackenfell 22-7.

Our next Women’s Rugby festival now takes place at the Hamilton’s Rugby fields this coming weekend where we will also see our DHL WP Rugby Women’s side take on Boland in the SA Rugby Premier division. For added value, all the players have been invited to watch the DHL Stormers take on Leinster in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship at the DHL Stadium. The DHL Stormers match kicks off at 18:15 Tickets are on sale from the Ticketpro website or any Spar or Engen from just R50. CLICK HERE to book your ticket now.

Continuing the support for our Women’s rugby side last week so the handover of rugby boots to the ladies courtesy of BLK and Umbro.

After ten weeks of FNB Varsity Cup matches, we now see the finals taking place at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch this Monday between Stellenbosch and TUKS. We wish them the best of luck as we aim for yet another Varsity Cup title.

This past weekend so many of our clubs returned to action after the Easter weekend with wins for Stellenbosch, Brackenfell UWC, and UCT in Super League A. In Super League B Helderberg, Hands and Heart, Belhar and Scottsdene walked away with victories, while it was a draw in the derby match between St Georges and All Saints. Albions, Kraaifontein, Maccasar, Strand, and CPUT walked away with the bragging rights in Super League C.

This coming Friday sees our next World Rugby level one coaching course take place at Newlands. This course is ideal for club coaches and includes identifying positions, methods of scoring, attack, and defense. Additional elements include skills, planning, management, and laws of the game.

Participants should remember to complete their World Rugby passport in advance ( Click here ). If you are interested in doing this course please click here to sign up now.

We remind our clubs to ensure they have nominated members from their club structures to sign up for the referee’s structures as we look to support our clubs with additional officials and excellent administration.