The Ballinasloe U18 team.

With a thriving underage girls section already in place, Ballinasloe RFC have targeted the formation of a senior women’s team for next season.

The Galway club are holding a meeting in Gullane’s Hotel on Friday, February 10, at 8.30pm with anyone interested in getting involved with the new team welcome to attend.

The club are reaching out to women of all ages to become part of the exciting new venture with no previous playing experience required.

Ballinasloe already field girls’ teams at U15 and U18 level and the formation of a senior women’s team is a great opportunity for more members of the community to get involved with the club.

For more details on women’s rugby in Connacht, contact Wendy Hickey on [email protected].

For more information on rugby in Ballinasloe, you can find the club’s Facebook page here and the women’s section’s Facebook page here.

Ballinasloe’s men’s team play in Division 1A of the Connacht Junior League. The club was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country. Along with the girls’ section, Ballinasloe have two men’s teams and a thriving underage section.

Benefits of rugby

Aside from the health benefits of playing a sport, rugby has the added advantage of catering for all levels of ability and different skillsets. Play for fun, to stay fit or to strive to represent your province. It is also a great way to meet people in your area, expand your group of friends and stay involved in your community.

If you feel playing rugby is not for you, then there are plenty of other opportunities to become a part of your club and rugby in the province. Become a referee, coach or volunteer in your local rugby club where you will be a vital part in ensuring the success and longevity of the club in your community.

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