East Suffolk Lynx

East Suffolk Lynx is a joint initiative between Woodbridge RFC and Ipswich RFC from the end of the 2016/2017 season. Both clubs had girls sections that varied in numbers but it was found they were choosing from the same catchment due to their close proximities. The decision was taken to share the girls programme to ensure a player-centred approach was taken and offer local girls the best possible rugby programme to help boost the girls game.

The result is a fast growing programme led by experienced coaches who have experience of coaching both community and elite youth girls rugby along with access to two of the best rugby facilities in the region. There’s also pathways built into women’s rugby as both clubs have women’s programmes.

We offer rugby for girls from Yr 7 – Yr 13 (12-18) and a link programme for those in Year 6 (U11) who currently play mixed rugby but are orientated into girls rugby as preparation for that transition.

East Suffolk Lynx are firm believers in Age Grade Rugby and offer a player centred approach for all girls that want to play and enjoy the game, with players that play socially to girls that have represented England. The programme offers development opportunities for players new to rugby, right up to experienced players.

In short we want girls to have fun playing rugby whilst learning something new at every session, becoming the best player they can and want to be!

For more information contact Andrew Wilesmith andrew.wilesmith@yahoo.co.uk

Team News

2018/19 fixtures

Coppleston ESL 22 v Suffolk U18 Barbarians 12 13/4/18

Training Times

Thursdays: 7-8.30pm @ Woodbridge RFC
Sundays: 10-11.45pm @ Ipswich RFC, Humber Doucy Lane

Head Coach

Andrew Wilesmith
Tel: 07886019198
Email: andrew.wilesmith@yahoo.co.uk

For more information contact Andrew Wilesmith

Assistant Coach

Peter Moffat