Welcome to the Dorset and Wilts County Senior Womens XV

After a successful year fielding the Womens XV the team are now entering the Gill Burns (Div 2) County Championship.

We feel that we have a fantastic opportunity to start progressing in the County Championship with a good level of competition. We have a first-class coaching team with a wealth of experience. This is backed up by a comprehensive off-field support package to make sure all the players who represent the twin counties at senior level not only have a platform to be successful, but also return to their clubs a better player and most importantly having enjoyed the experience.

The Team

Team Manager

Name Carrie Needham

Email cc_dive@hotmail.com

Telephone 07545 826570

Head Coach

Name Brett Bader

Email dorsetwiltsrfu.wg@gmail.com

Telephone 07810 503533

Assistant Coach

Name Gordon Horsley

Email gordon.horsley10@gmail.com

Telephone  07989 360462 


Assistant Coach

Name Richard Parry

Email richardparry47@btinternet.com

Telephone 07957 286218


Name Hollie Bailey

Email hollie.bailey2015@hotmail.com

Telephone 07813 090397

Training and match schedule

25th February 18TrainingWarminster RFC (BA12 7RG)0900 - 14:00 Hrs
15th April 18TrialsWarminster RFC (BA12 7RG)0900 - 14:00 Hrs
25th AprilTrainingWarminster RFC19:00 - 21:00 Hrs
29th April 18Gill Burns Div 2 (Pool 3)
D&W v Cornwall
Warminster RFC
2nd May 18TrainingWarminster RFC19:00 - 21:00 Hrs
6th May 18Gill Burns Div 2 (Pool 3)
D&W v Hertfordshire
Warminster RFC13.30 Hrs K.O.
9th May 18TrainingWarminster RFC19:00 - 21:00 Hrs
12th May 18Gill Burns Div 2 (Pool 3)
Somerset v D&W
Taunton RFC (TA2 8BU)13:00 Hrs K.O.
16th May 18TrainingWarminster RFC19:00 - 21:00 Hrs
20th May 18Gill Burns Div 2 (Pool 3)
Semi Final
Warminster RFC14.30 Hrs K.O.
23rd May 18TrainingWarminster RFC19:00 - 21:00 Hrs
27th May 18Gill Burns Div 2 (Pool 3)
23rd Jun 18British Beach ChampionshipsBournemouth

Dorset and Wilts Women 2016/17

Reports and Information

Cornwall 12 - Dorset & Wilts 50

Dorset and Wilts Women met up with the Cornwall Women at Launceston RFC on Sunday May 7th in their opening match of 2017. This was a landmark fixture as this was the first time for several years that Dorset and Wilts have fielded a Women’s CB squad.

Dorset and Wilts took an early lead to settle nerves courtesy of the blistering pace of Paul-Jones who left defenders in her wake.  This score was soon extended by a second from Paul-Jones and by Walker under the posts (both converted Hearn) so that by 25 minutes we had built up a useful cushion at 0-19.  However, Cornwall found their playing heads and strung together some powerful forward rumbles up the pitch leading to a try from their fullback joining in the hunt and powering over to score close enough in for the conversion to go over.   A second (unconverted) try followed just before half time so, with the score 12-19, the job was hardly over for us.

The second half was looking evenly matched to begin with but we pulled away again with a try from Emslie.  Then, with the Cornwall women tiring, we gradually added further scores with a third try from Paul-Jones and one from Snell, both converted by Hearn.  Two final tries followed from Easter in the corner and from West closer in to give Hearn a chance with one of the conversions.

This was a good start to the campaign and it was impressive to see how quickly the players began to work together effectively.  The pack held up against a much heavier set of forwards and players were not outgunned in the loose.  Tackling was generally secure and we had gas to spare in the backs.  The team is work in progress, of course it is, but we couldn’t ask for a better start and we know it will only get better!  Congratulations to all the players and to the coaching team who have worked hard through the season to build interest in the new CB Team and with very little time to prepare a match squad have done such an excellent job.

We meet Cornwall again for the return match at Bournemouth on May 28th but meanwhile we are having a team development match at Devizes on the 14th May and are away to Surrey Development squad on the 21st.

Scores: Paul-Jones(3T), Walker (T), Emslie (T), Snell (T), Easter (T), West (T) Hearn (5C)