The Women’s Rugby World Cup is just around the corner. What better time for your daughter to take up a new sport and have fun this summer. All she has to do is ‘Give It A Try’.

This August you have the chance to see the best Women’s players in the world in action in Dublin and Belfast. In the lead up to the tournament, your daughter can get a taste of rugby at one of our ‘Give It A Try’ clubs around Ireland.

The six-week programme is aimed at girls aged 9-15 and it’s a fun packed way to learn new skills, stay fit and get an introduction to rugby from Tag and Touch right up to full contact.

The course costs just £8 or 10 euro and includes a free ‘Give It A Try’ T-shirt.

‘Give It A Try’ is an IRFU initiative that forms part of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Impact Beyond programme to encourage more girls to get involved and get active in rugby.

Check out the list of venues hosting ‘Give It A Try’ already this summer and keep an eye out for more clubs in your area:

Club Province Name Phone Start Date
Loughrea Connacht Cathal Spellman 087-2265766 Saturday, July 8
Tullamore Leinster Susan Bagnall 087-9828043 Friday, July 7, 7pm
Boyne Leinster Peter Kerr 086-3784252 Wednesday, July 5, 6.30pm
Railway Union Leinster John Cronin 087-2246279 Sunday, July 9, 10am
Westmanstown Leinster Lorna Quinn 086-2323344 Thursday, July 6, 6.30pm
Abbeyfeale Munster Mary Tehan 087-9833078 Thursday, July 6, 7pm
Listowel RFC Munster Kieran Reilly 087-1341805 Wednesday, June 28, 6.30pm
Shannon RFC Munster Katie McCloskey 087-9397431 Wednesday, July 5, 7pm
UL Bohemians Munster Edward Irwin 087-2598906 Wednesday, July 5, 7pm
Cooke Ulster Sorcha Mac Laimhin 0044754-1689870 Saturday, June 24, 10am

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Gillian McDarby appointed IRFU Head of Women’s Performance & Pathways