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Richmond Ladies

Richmond RFC

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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 (Championship SE2) and a 2nd XV (Championship South) feeding into the 1st XV, helping to make the club one of the most successful.

In total 118 Richmond women have achieved international honours, representing 16 different nations. Current internationals include England's Rowena Burnfield, Rebecca Essex and Emma Croker and Ireland's Lynne Cantwell.

Of those 118, 14 Richmond Women have captained their country, 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.

Their progress and club news can be followed on Twitter @RichmondFC1861 and on Facebook.

Head Coach: Karen Findlay

2012/13 Premiership finish: 2nd

England players include: Rebecca Essex, Alice Richardson, Rowena Burnfield, Emma Croker, Fiona Davidson


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