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‘Give It A Try’ At Your Local Club

Tuam Rugby Football Club, Tuam, Co. Galway IRFU Give it a Try 6/6/2023

Tuam RFC, one of the clubs participating in the programme, hosted a Canterbury 'Give It A Try' Festival for girls from clubs in Connacht last summer ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

It was a great weekend for Women’s rugby as Ireland secured third place in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations, along with qualification for the 2025 Rugby World Cup, while Sunday saw the first ever Energia All-Ireland League Men’s and Women’s finals double header at the Aviva Stadium.

Thousands of fans cheered on the teams, and now they have a chance to give rugby a try at their local club.

The Ireland team with their ‘Give It A Try’ T-shirts ©INPHO/Ben Brady

Canterbury ‘Give It A Try’ is an eight-week programme where girls aged 8-14 can learn to play rugby and develop their skills in a fun environment.

The focus is on fun and a gentle and gradual introduction to rugby.

Now in its seventh year, ‘Give It A Try’ has helped a number of clubs to develop a girls minis team and helped players to progress through the age-grade programme, including to this season’s Under-18 and Senior Women’s Interprovincial Championships.

There are 80 clubs taking part this year – 23 in Munster, 20 in Ulster, 18 in Connacht, and 19 in Leinster.

Click here to find a club near you and let your daughter ‘Give It A Try’!