Sport Northern Ireland and the Department of Communities have awarded Ulster Rugby £24,350 to deliver a project that aims to enhance the capability and sustainability of rugby clubs with female teams and create participation opportunities aligned to the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

The project will provide a range of volunteer recruitment and training opportunities in conjunction with local clubs, as well as Give it a Try events for females wanting to engage with the sport.

Commenting on the award, David Johnston, Ulster Rugby Funding Manager said,

“This is a fantastic scheme which is inevitably going to enhance all aspects of female rugby across NI. The Women’s Rugby World Cup has been a superb showcase of female sport and this programme aims to capitalise on this to create long term sporting opportunities for females of all interests and abilities. We are very grateful to the Department for Communities through Sport Northern Ireland for providing this investment.”

The project will commence in September and is due to finish in March 2018.

If you are interested in getting involved, either in a playing or volunteering capacity, contact Eliza Downey, Ulster Rugby’s Female Rugby Coordinator: eliza.downey@ulsterrugby.com