CW Girls Rugby is a well established program started in 2011/2012 with only 12 girls. The program now supports the girls only development format for girls ranging from the U10 to U18 age grades with over 60 girls now participating. CW has been leader in girls rugby development in the Victoria area and has been very active in developing dedicated girls programs at the club and high school level.
For this upcoming season, there is a new format established for girls league to support the retention of girls past the U18 level. The U19 level will include girls at both U18/U19 ages. Depending on player numbers, CW will either have a separate U16 team or will merge with other clubs to create competitive environments.
The U16-U18 girls program competes in the Provincial U16-U19 league with island and mainland clubs. The club competition is divided into 2 halves with the 1st half (September-October) focused on the 7s format culminating in a provincial wide tournament in Kamloops for age grades from U14 through to U19. The 2nd half (Nov-Dec) is focused on 15s competition that culminates in a final tournament in early December. Team composition is often determined by club numbers and teams are often merged to make-up for clubs with lesser players.
Over the last few years, CW girls youth athletes have represented their region, province and country (U20) in provincial, national and international competitions. Our program has grown significantly since it's inception 7 years ago and continues to be a fun and inclusive environment for girls to learn the game of rugby.
It is a program growing along with female participation in rugby worldwide, and is focused on providing a safe and fun environment for girls to learn the game. Head Coach for the 2018/19 season for U16-U19 will be Ollie Winser assisted by our experienced youth coach and parent of 2 female players, NZ native - Aaron Cook. Ollie brings an experienced rugby and education background, continuing where he left off last season. Both coaches are experienced and well versed with the girl's game. In addition, our program is supported with guest coaches including a number of the National Senior Women's 7s team which is based in Victoria.
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