New rugby union competition for junior girls on horizon

BATHURST Bulldogs are working in conjunction with other clubs from across the Central West to get a junior girls rugby union competition up and running for 2018.

EXCITING CHANCE: Bathurst Bulldogs are hoping to get several junior girls rugby union teams up and running so a new competition can take place in 2018.

EXCITING CHANCE: Bathurst Bulldogs are hoping to get several junior girls rugby union teams up and running so a new competition can take place in 2018.

It’s hoped that a competition run across three different age groups can give Bathurst girls an opportunity to play rugby union against other clubs.

Bathurst Bulldogs junior girls coordinator Mandy Scott said its vital the region’s girls get the opportunity to keep playing once they enter their teenage years.

“At the moment we’re thinking of running age groups in under 13s, 15s and 17s. Orange and Mudgee are also looking to get teams together,” she said.

“In Bathurst we’d be competing against other winter sports but we’re hopeful that a lot of girls will be interested in playing.

“Currently there’s no Central West competition for girls aged between 12 and 18 so we’d love to fill that void.”

Whether the format for the competition will be 15-a-side or rugby sevens is yet to be decided.

Currently there’s no Central West competition for girls aged between 12 and 18 so we’d love to fill that void.

Mandy Scott

Anyone seeking more information or looking to sign up can contact Scott at amsmechanicalsolutions@gmail.com.