Since it was established four years ago, Ballymena RFC Ladies Section now has a strong team of volunteers including over 20 coaches, three of whom are qualified referees as well as over 100 girls registered in the Girl’s Mini and Youth Sections, alongside the Ladies Senior Team. We are also very proud to say that two of our girls were part of the Ulster U18s Squad last summer.
To build on this success and in conjunction with the IRFU Women in Rugby Action Plan, Ballymena RFC has been chosen to work alongside Ulster Rugby to form our own plan of growth and development of women and girl’s rugby and ensure a sustainable infrastructure exists for female players.
The Committee of the Ladies Rugby Section have been working to set up an Action Plan with a specific and focused programme of support from Ulster Rugby that aims to develop our capacity to further grow the women and girl’s game in Ulster.
This includes both on-field and off-field development, and we’ll be working hard in the coming months to achieve our programme targets.
This programme will also see Ulster Rugby resources allocated to the Ladies Sections’ projects for a term of one year.
Over the coming weeks, we will be having a focused look at each part of our Action Plan followed by a video recording by Ulster Rugby showcasing what the Ladies Section has achieved.
We welcome your help and support as this exciting journey for Women’s Rugby at Ballymena RFC continues