Derry RFC: Womens Community Series Club Profile
City of Derry RFC Club Overview 🏉
City of Derry Rugby Club was formed in 1881 with the Women’s side of the club starting up in 2007. With a growing side, the club are focusing on getting the right structures in place across all age levels. This will enable the game to grow and eventually allow City of Derry RFC to have a complete women’s section, from mini-level to Energia AIL participation.
Like many women’s clubs across the country, City of Derry RFC struggle in maintaining volunteers and attracting sponsorship. However, as the club is growing across younger age groups, many parents are willing to help the club with volunteering which brings along other participants. One volunteer stands out as a driving force for City of Derry RFC and that is Michelle McLoughlin. Michelle goes over and beyond to help drive the women’s section of the game, particularly in the underage team’s development. This year, Michelle played a key part in organising the first underage blitz of the year which coincided with International Women’s Day, which was a huge success for the club.
City of Derry RFC are passionate about growing the women’s section of the game. They hope to grow the game from the ground up by starting with a solif underage structure so that girls of all ages can play Rugby in Derry. Looking to the future, City of Derry RFC would like to provide Energia AIL rugby for the North-West and have a second team playing in the Ulster Leagues.