Cardiff Metropolitan University Women’s Rugby

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Women’s Rugby

Cardiff Metropolitan University Women’s Rugby

Cardiff Met Women’s Rugby Club are the current BUCS champions!

Cardiff Met Women’s Rugby Club run two teams that compete in BUCS Premier South (1st team) and Western 1A (2nd team) Competitions. Furthermore, the club enter various Rugby 7’s tournaments throughout the year including the BUCS 7’s of which they won in 2012-13. Cardiff Met Women’s rugby have won the BUCS championships several times over the past five years, making them the most dominant team in women’s university rugby history.  Many Cardiff Met players go on to represent their regions [England and Wales] and country [U20 and Senior] whilst studying, and these players are supported fully to perform at the highest level.

The Women’s Rugby Club is one of our Focus Sports within the Athletic Union who have been identified as a high performance club and under the guidance of the Performance Director aim to achieve the very highest standards. Focus Sports benefit from additional funding which includes a number of funded gym memberships and access to all sports facilities for focus athletes, strength and conditioning, nutritional support and discounted physiotherapy.

Training at Cardiff Met

Team Training – takes place Monday (6-7:30pm) and Friday evenings (6-8pm).  Players meet on NIAC balcony prior to training, which takes place on the infield.

Skills Training – takes place on a Wednesday afternoon [2-4pm] when BUCS fixtures are not scheduled.

Strength and Conditioning – takes place on a Monday AM (circuit), Tuesday AM (weights), Thursday AM (pool recovery) and Friday PM (weights).  These sessions are for (a) players selected for the focus group or (b) the whole squad.

All Strength and Conditioning sessions are organised and supervised by Cardiff Met Conditioning coach, Dai Watts.


Socialising at Cardiff Met

The Women’s Rugby section has an active social program that fits around the playing and training commitments.  Regular events on the social calendar are pub golf, Christmas dinner, gangsters and many other themed nights out.