Worcester has a thriving Ladies Section with two senior teams with Worcester Valkyries playing in the Women’s Premiership and Worcester Ladies RFC playing in National Championship Midlands 2. Also having U15s and U18s teams allows for a proper pathway to the premiership, offering rugby for all ages and standards from novices to international level.
Since the Ladies team was established in 1993 the 1st XV has gone from strength to strength and were crowned Premiership champions for the first time in their 20 year history in the 2012/13 season.
Finishing a very credible 4th in the Women’s Premiership in 2015/2016 behind Saracens and league winners Richmond, Worcester also has a long history of international success. Five players represented their respective countries at the 2010 Rugby World Cup, three players in the England squad for the 2013 Sevens Rugby World Cup and seven in the 2014 Rugby World Cup in France, which England went on to win.
Worcester currently have several international players representing England, Scotland and Wales and also have a MBE amongst their ranks.
Head Coach – Donna Kennedy
Donna retired from an outstanding playing career in 2010 (a record breaking 115 caps for Scotland and all from the starting line) and joined the Worcester coaching team the following season, taking on the Head Coach role in 2013 and assuming the director of rugby position full time at the start of the 2015/2016 season.
Whilst the majority of her 115 caps for Scotland were as a back row player, she did represent her country on 4 occasions on the wing. A hard tackling and uncompromising player, Donna took no prisoners and was even known to deliver the odd punch to her own players if she felt their effort did not match hers! She is passionate about her rugby and is determined to deliver the best for Worcester.
Main Sponsor – NMU
Back of shirt sponsor – Anja Potze Fine Jewellery Ltd
Back of shirt sponsor – Vets Now
Shorts sponsor – Kleena Coola
Sleeve Sponsor – TBA
Community project sponsor – Worcestershire County Council
Where do you train?
Sixways Stadium, Worcester
What days of the week do you train?
We train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm till 8:30pm.