Lichfield Ladies are a highly successful ladies rugby team forming part of Lichfield Rugby Club, based at Cooke Fields, Lichfield, Staffordshire. The club is amongst the most successful clubs in the Midlands and is regarded as a ‘Staffordshire centre of excellence’ for coaching Females, development and refereeing skills.
Lichfield Ladies were established in 1992 and now have five ladies teams – 1st team (Red’s), 2nd team (Green’s), Under 18, Under 15 and U13 Girls.
Lichfield Ladies Red team plays in the RFU Women’s Premiership, the Green team plays in the RFU Championship and the two age group teams play in the Midlands division. U13 girls are a development team all about learning & Fun.
Head Coach – Rich Bennett
Rich Bennett joined Lichfield Ladies in 2008 as Assistant Coach to the Backs. He has been Head Coach since 2011. He was previously Assistant Coach to the Backs and later Head Coach at Kenilworth RFC (Men’s) in Midlands Division 1.
His experience includes Coaching in the Warwickshire Academy, Head Coach to West Midlands Women, Head Coach to Midland’s Women, Mentoring up and coming Coaches and leading Coaching Courses. Rich is a Level 3 Coach, a representative on the Women’s Premiership Rugby Group and a member of Sports Coach U.K. He is passionate about developing rugby players and other coaches to fulfil their potential.
Main Ladies Sponsors are: Downes & Daughters.
Where do you train?
Lichfield RFC, Cooke Fields, Tamworth Road, Lichfield WS14 9JE
What days of the week do you train?
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.15 to 9.00