WOMEN & GIRLS RUGBY

Did you know?

  • More than 18,000 women and girls play rugby regularly in England
  • England Women won the Rugby World Cup in 2014 after beating Canada 21-9 in Paris, France. The victory followed a record-breaking seventh consecutive 6 Nations crown in 2012 as well as the Grand Slam. They also became the first team ever in 6 Nations history not to concede a try.


Katie Lunnon is lead for women’s rugby in Devon RFU. She is team manager of the women’s representative team, and leads on the player development program. Katie moved to Devon in 2013, where she was involved in setting up the new Topsham ladies team in 2014 and she was club captain there from the start until the end of the 2016-2017 season, when she stepped down as captain as she had her son in September 2017. Katie works at the University as an associate professor investigating the role of genetics in dementia. She joined DRFU as team manager for the women’s squad for the 2015-16 season and took on the player development

Amy Gillard is lead for girl’s rugby in Devon RFU. She is team manager for the girls’ representative teams and leads on the girls’ development program. Amy has played for Withycombe Ladies for four seasons. She led on the clustering of the Exmouth and Withycombe girls’ teams, which has been very successful and she is in her second season of coaching U13s, U15s and U18s girls. Aside from rugby, Amy works as an effective operations lead, and has a 13-year-old son and a dog. Her other sports-related hobbies include long distance running and cycling. Amy joined DRFU as lead for girls’ rugby in 2018 and is team manager for the girls’ squads and leads on the girls’ player development.

In the 2018/2019 season, the Devon women’s representative squad will again be playing in the top division of the Gill Burns County Championships, and have pool fixtures drawn against Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

FULL DETAILS ON DEVON WOMEN'S REPRESENTATIVE TEAM HERE

There are 15 senior women's teams in Devon, with 10 of these playing in the leagues and a further five in development

DETAILS ON DEVON SENIOR CLUBS CAN BE FOUND HERE

This season Devon RFU has developed a women’s player development program, which includes a series of 10s competitions, a player development day with guest coaches and opportunities to apply for money and to provide feedback to Devon RFU

DETAILS ON DEVON WOMEN’S PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CAN BE FOUND HERE

Devon held a women & girls' rugby forum on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Topsham RFC. This season they will hold separate forums, with the women’s forum to be held at Topsham RFC on Monday, January 7 2019, and the girls’ forum to be held at Topsham RFC on Monday, January 21 2019.

DETAILS ON DEVON WOMEN’S FORUM DEVELOPMENT FORUM CAN BE FOUND HERE

DETAILS ON DEVON GIRLS’ FORUM DEVELOPMENT FORUM CAN BE FOUND HERE

Devon also has representative girls' teams at under-18 and under-15 level. 

DETAILS ON DEVON GIRLS' U18 REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY CAN BE FOUND HERE

DETAILS ON DEVON GIRLS' U15 REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY CAN BE FOUND HERE

For more information on women's rugby in Devon, contact Katie Lunnon at email: katielunnon@hotmail.com

For more information on girls’ rugby in Devon, contact Amy Gillard at email: a.gillard@hotmail.co.uk

Further information on women's and girls' rugby in Devon can be found on the left-hand side menu.