Photo: Richmond RFC
Founded by players from Finchley RFC in 1986, Richmond has one of the oldest and most established women's sections in the world. It is also the largest in the country with a 3rd XV (South East 1) and a 2nd XV (Championship South) feeding the 1st XV, helping to make the club one of the most successful.
In total 116 Richmond women have achieved international honours, representing 16 different nations. Current internationalists include England's Amy Turner, Alice Richardson and Rachael Burford, and Ireland's Lynne Cantwell.
Of those, 14 Richmond Women have captained their country including current Richmond player and Scotland Captain, Susie Brown; while seven have become international coaches, including current Richmond Head Coach Karen Findlay.
Across the three teams they have won 25 league and cup titles, six National Sevens trophies and four European Championships titles and they are the reigning Premiership Champions.
Having won the Premiership for the last three seasons, this year they will be looking to become only the second team in history to have held the title for four consecutive years.
Their progress and club news can be followed on Twitter @RichmondFC1861 and on Facebook.
Head Coach: Karen Findlay
2011/2012 Premiership Finish: 1st
England Players include: Rebecca Essex, Claire Allan, Alice Richardson, Rowena Burnfield