The English union club of rugby popularly known as the Worcester Rugby Football Club has made an announcement on the integration of Women’s Premiership side Worcester Ladies RFC in their operations.
The Worcester Valkyries is the new name given to the ladies team and will be a part of the organization of the Warriors in the Women’s Premiership campaign. This union has created a joint approach to elite rugby players for both female and male in Worcester and a great pathway for women players in the Worcester RFC section for women aspiring to play towards the end of the game.
The budget for operations will be provided by the Warriors and it is inclusive of promotion, kit, coaching, transport and other related resources. Also, the elite women’s rugby will be added to the brand of Warriors. The chief executive of Warriors Jim O’Toole sees this switch as a highly significant growth in rugby in Worcester as well as the West Midlands. The recent focus on raising the women’s participation in the game at all levels has made a clear pathway for girls below the age of 13 till the elite level of the game through the ladies and girls’ section of the amateur club.
The ladies of Worcester have been on the leading sides in the recent campaigns achieving victory for the first time in 2012 and 2013 and completing in the top four consecutively for three seasons. The second team of the Worcester Ladies RFC will stay as a part of the Worcester RFC and will play in the latest Women’s Championship Midlands 2 as part of the amateur club. This is one of the extreme steps forward that will take women’s rugby to the highest levels at Worcester. The manager of rugby Worcester Valkyries Dave Guest has extended full support in terms of facilities and resources for new players for their development in an elite environment. As a result, the game profile of women will be increased globally.