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Who is UBWRFC?


The University of Bristol's Women's Rugby Club is officially the biggest women's university rugby team in the UK after reaching almost 100 paying members. 

The Club's ethos is all about inclusivity. No matter your fitness, experience, or ability, there is a place for you on the team.

A statement from our current Club Captain, Skye Ayling, emphasises that "we are proud to promote we have an open door policy all year round. No matter what your experience there is always a place for you at our club whether that is in our 1xv, 2xv, 3xv or development team."

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Skye Ayling, Club Captain

"There is always a place for you"

Steve Gazzard,
Head Coach

“We all want to build a supportive environment where all abilities thrive.”

Jude A'Bear,
Third Team Coach

"Our focus is on enjoyment and progression"

Head Coach Steve can often be spotted looking confident of the side-lines, emphasising that "every player from firsts to thirds receives similar treatment."

“We all want to build a supportive environment where all abilities thrive.”

It is this can-do attitude of the coaches which means that girls who are 5’2 with limited experience can eventually tackle that intimidating 6-footer in the opposing team. Talk about girl power.

Rugby girls know how to have a good time when it comes to sports night, but believe it or not, it’s not all centred around drinking and Grav. The club also offers day-time socials, including the opportunity to go and watch live matches. Recent social highlights include the family social and a scavenger hunt, where no animal got left behind.

With campaigns such as This Girl Can and Inner Warrior, rugby’s “masculine” persona is slowly vanishing. UoB’s Women’s Rugby team is leading this revolution of inclusion and acceptance.


UBWRFC strive for a supportive environment. Literally.

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