Women's Rugby League
Want to get fit, have fun and try one of the fastest growing student sports in the country? Women’s rugby league is entering an exciting era with the ambition of a new competitive league being started against other newly set up university teams. The team has already come a long way over the past year by tripling the amount of players and winning the Top Club award despite not being a typical BUCS sport.
The team consists of players from various backgrounds some of whom have represented the county having not played the game prior to starting university. With a mix of beginners to members who have played for the team for several years as well as external members, the club is open to all regardless of experience - everyone is welcome!
We train twice a week during term time on the 3G pitch at Wyncote Sports Grounds.
Training consists of fitness, skills and tactics as well as friendly games amongst the team securing our strong team spirit. Although we train hard and are committed to the sport there is a lot of room for light-hearted games such as rugby rounders (a team favourite). Our aim is to train hard but to also have as much fun as possible.
Sport is not just about playing the game, it’s who you play it with! There will be lots of socials throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to get to know everyone better and allow us to bond and grow as a team. We participate in the monthly fancy dress AU night, which is always great fun! We also run our own socials on a regular basis, which will include alcohol free events.
Last year, the team participated in the Guild’s Rainbow Laces campaign to kick homophobia and transphobia out of sport and here at UOLWRL we welcome all sexualities and gender identities.
The team has always actively engaged in fundraising supporting various charities. Since 2014 the team has produced charity naked calendars which have seen international success for charities including Joining Jack and Coppafeel. Members of the team also participated in the Liverpool Half Marathon and BTR Tunnel 10km run.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team!