Round 3 | Women in Rugby

As Canberra Royals Rugby Union Club enters its 75th anniversary year, we pause to reflect on the remarkable women who have help shape our amazing club.

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, we have the privilege of celebrating these trailblazers as part of our Women in Rugby Round and the annual Ladies Day function.

From the inception of our beloved club, women have stood as steadfast pillars, their contributions integral to the fabric of Royals’ identity. We pay homage to those who lent their unwavering support to the establishment of the club, envisioning a community united by a love for the game.

In 1956, amidst an era where women’s rugby wasn’t even a thought, an exceptional group of Royals women emerged to form what is believed to be Australia’s first women’s rugby team. These pioneers trained alongside partners and friends, defying conventions and paving the way for generations to come.

Since then, the women of Royals have continued to break barriers, challenging norms and redefining the landscape of the game. Mavericks of the women’s rugby scene have emerged, showcasing resilience, skill, and an unwavering passion for the sport.

Our tribute extends beyond the field, acknowledging the remarkable women who have served as board members, presidents, players, coaches, volunteers, and supporters. Their dedication and leadership have helped shape the club into the thriving community it is today.

Behind the scenes, the heartbeat of our club thrives through the efforts of the unsung heroes—the best canteen runners in Australia, the tireless volunteers, and the countless individuals whose contributions ensure the seamless operation of Royals.

As we gather to celebrate Women in Rugby Round and Ladies Day, let us honor and express our deepest gratitude to all the women who are an indispensable part of our Royals family. Their legacy is woven into the very essence of our club, inspiring us to continue pushing boundaries, forging ahead with determination, and embracing the spirit of inclusivity that defines Canberra Royals Rugby Union Club.

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