Ulster Rugby in conjunction with Ulster University and Queens University Belfast are introducing female rugby festivals over the coming months.
The festivals are open to any third level education students aged 18+.
Dependent upon numbers attending, the festivals will either use a cross-field 7-a-side format of the game or a full-pitch 10-a-side format.
The events are not just for experienced rugby players as there will be Ulster Rugby coaches on-site to work with any novice players that fancy giving the game a try using a touch format game to help build confidence.
Once the rugby is finished the plan would be that players would enjoy the host venue’s local Wednesday night social scene.
The initial schedule for the festivals is shown below:
• Wednesday 8th February, Ulster University Coleraine Campus, start time 3pm
• Wednesday 8th March, Queens University Sport Upper Malone (start time TBC)
• Wednesday 5th April, Ulster University (Campus and start time TBC)
This Saturday the UUCRFC 1st XV students travel to Limavady in thier second League match of the year. The students hope to finally overcome the Q2 League winners of last year although they know that it will be a hard battle.
Kick off is at 1430hrs at Limavady Rugby Club.
Call down and cheer on the men in green if your about.
UUCRFC 2nd XV have started their League campaign with a win against Armoy 1st XV. From the offset the students took the game to the vastly experienced Armoy team but the students came out on top after playing a game of open, free flowing, off the cuff rugby.
Tries on the day from
J Gilkinson , B Parke (2), J Stevenson, A Rourke (2), R Jackson and S McCleery with J Stevenson slotting 4 Converstions and 1 Penalty Kick.
This Saturday 10th September sees the 2nd XV start their domestic season with a home game against Armoy. Armoy is the 2nd XV’s local rival the game will be a tough battle from the start for the students.
Kick off is at 1430hrs at the Sam Logan Stadium, Ulster University, Coleraine. If you are in town, call down and support the guys.
Reminder that parking on campus is free on a Saturday.
This Saturday, 3rd September 2016, sees the return of the domestic league for UUC bad they start there campaign in Qualifying 2. Not only is it the league opener for the UUC men, it is also the local derby as the students take on the town.
Kick off is at 1430hrs at the Sam Logan Stadium, The Sports Pavillion, Cromore Road, Coleraine.
If you are about the town, call down and show your support for the men in green in what will be a highly entertaining game.
The mighty UUC 1st XV have finished 2015 in the top 3 of the league. It comes as they played their last game of the year at Home to Hollywood, over coming the visitors 41 – 11.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, we hope to see you in the New Year, kicking it off with the 2nd XV playing in the second round of the Foster Cup at home on the 2nd January against fellow students, QUB 3rd XV.