Following the developments in the swiss women's rugby scene with the new, second league competition LNF-B having been introduced for the 2017-18 season, we are now ready to introduce the next step to grow women's rugby across Switzerland:
Spring 2018: 2 REGIONAL WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENTS
Rugby for all women from 18 onwards - sign up with your local club!
We are also including fun referee workshops aimed at women interested in rugby refereeing throughout the whole day
On this Sunday, we will hold two events in parallel, at two opposite corners of the country. Both hosts have launched a women's team project this season, and we're excited to have their players joining the swiss women's rugby scene!
- WÜRENLOS / aimed at the following clubs:
- St. Gallen
- AVUSY / aimed at the following clubs:
All women's rugby players in Switzerland are highly encouraged to come and participate in this great, fun opportunity to enjoy a good day of rugby and make new friends.
If your club is not on the list above, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates for the fall 2017 are the following:
- 08.10.2017 / Lausanne-Chavannes
- 12.11.2017 / Bern
The dates for the spring will be decided after the end of the fall season.
All women new to rugby are highly encouraged to participate in these development days, both in order to work on their rugby as well as to meet other rugby women from all across Switzerland.
Players born in 2000 - 2003 (U18 / U16) are following their separate programme this year, generally taking place at the Development Days too. For details on this, please see here.
To sign up your players or for more information, please get in touch at womensuisserugbycom
The Swiss Rugby Women's Development Days are a project which was launched in the 2016-17 season as the response to multiple new women's rugby team projects which took place in various clubs across the country.
The aim of these days is to let players which are new to the game refresh (or learn) the basics of rugby, as well as let them immediately practise their rugby skills in a tournament format with other players on their level.
The training is given by the women's rugby coaches of Switzerland, which accompany their newbie players to these days. They follow a general training plan recommended by Suisse Rugby. Each club sending players is also highly encouraged to send a coach, so the system can continue to work well. Besides being a fun event for the girls, it is also a great networking opportunity for the coaches and a chance to support the growth of women's urgby in the country.
After the success of last season's "women's rugby development days", we're continuing this year with a slightly adapted system:
- aimed at less experienced senior players
- 1 full day with a late start ( 11.00)
- ca. 2h training session with all players joint together, followed by a lunch break and a tournament format adapted to the number of participating players. The results of the games are not recorded, as the aim is really to give every player gametime
With the introduction of the new LNF-B league, there is now a competitive system in place for the up-and-coming women's teams of Switzerland.
The system of the development days changes therefore slightly:
The senior teams do not need to sign up complete teams to participate (although they can, of course!), but they can also sign up individual players. This means that if, for example, a team has 4 (and even less) new and inexperienced players this year, the development days are the opportunity for those players to work on their rugby on their level and to gain experience in a safe environment.
The tournament direction will form teams on the spot and make sure that they are being looked after. This means as well that the clubs who don't (yet) have a full women's team formed, but have some girls & women which train with them, are highly encouraged send their players & women's coach to these days.
- 30.06.2017 / Swiss Women's Rugby Annual Report 2016-17
- 07.04.2017 / First ever swiss women's rugby development camp held for over 120 girls and women
- 18.10.2016 / Great Weekend for Development of Swiss Rugby
- 21.09.2016 / New Swiss Women's Development League Kicked off