The Royal Air Force Women's rugby union team played against the Army's equivalent at the Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester and beat them for the first time ever!
The RAF women won the rugby game against the army for the first time ever, in the same week that the RAF was confirmed as a The Times top 50 employer for women - great timing!
From the start of the match the RAF Women dominated; excellent attacking runs, enabled by an impenetrable defence, ensured that for over 60 mins the RAF played in Army’s half of the field, resulting in four superb tries. Although, during the 2nd half, the Army women created opportunities, at no point did they look like overwhelming the well drilled RAF side.
The 23-14 win for the RAF Women, was the culmination of over a decade of work and commitment by players, coaching staff and management. This is a monumental achievement and throughly deserved. The women's team boasts several international and premiership level players, playing both 7s and 15s. Well done to all involved...we look forward to what else can be achieved by this amazing group of ladies.
The professionalisation of the women’s game is epitomised by the leap that the RAF Women have taken to dominate a strong Army side. With numerous Premiership and International stars among the RAF cadre, we look forward to a change in era, of the Inter-Services women’s competition, where the RAF sets the standard for others to achieve.