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Worcester Ladies

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Founded  1993
Union  Rugby Football Union
Full name  Worcester Ladies Rugby Football Club

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Worcester Ladies Rugby Football Club is a women's rugby union club in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. They were founded in 1993 and play in the Women's Premiership. They are the women's team of Worcester Wanderers and are affiliated to English Premiership team Worcester Warriors.

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History

Worcester Ladies were formed in 1993 by Mark Edwards, who also set up women's rugby union teams at Droitwich RFC and Malvern RFC. They initially played in the national leagues. In 1998, they were promoted into the Women's Premiership for the first time. Worcester Ladies has close links with the University of Worcester with some players playing for both Worcester Ladies and the University of Worcester's women's rugby union team. In 2013, Worcester Ladies won their first Women's Premiership title after a bonus-point victory against Wasps Ladies to stop Richmond Women winning a fourth consecutive title.

Worcester Ladies have a local rivalry with Lichfield Ladies. Being affiliated to Worcester Warriors, Worcester Ladies occasionally play their home matches at Worcester Warriors' Sixways Stadium.

Notable players

Worcester Ladies have had a number of internationals play for them. Samantha Dale and Kat Marchant both played for the England women's national rugby union team. Former England women's captain, Catherine Spencer also played for Worcester. Donna Kennedy played for both Worcester and the Scotland women's national rugby union team, whom she earned 100 caps for.

In 2010, Worcester Ladies hired former Jersey player, Luke Fisher as their head coach.

References

Worcester Ladies Wikipedia


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