Girls’ Rugby Kicking off at Independent Schools | Harriet Frances

As England defend their Women’s Rugby World Cup title this month, we look at the schools where the sport is thriving amongst a growing female cohort. 

Surrey U15 team featuring Sydenham High pupil Eleanor ©Dave Matthews

Women’s rugby has gone on an incredible journey to earn its place in the spotlight. As the eighth Women’s Rugby World Cup kicks off in Ireland, the reigning champs look set to inspire a new generation of players.

Rugby has always been a common sports fixture for boys at independent schools across the country. Slowly but surely, however, schools are teaching girls that…

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