Bristol Bears Women
Bristol Bears Women is an aspirational club offering players of all levels the opportunity to develop and grow within a welcoming environment. Our first team currently play in the RFU Women's Premiership, our development squad in the Championship South West Two.
The club employ a high calibre of coaching staff in former Premiership professionals Roy Davies and Simon Martin. The squad of over sixty players boasts a wealth of talent, from Team GB Olympians, International Stars and BUCS champions, through to a development squad of committed individuals from across the South West.
The first XV have consistently retained their top flight place alongside some of the best clubs in the country, and this summer reached the final of the inaugural Women’s Premiership 7s competition at the Ricoh Arena, broadcast live on BT Sport.
Players are not only Bristol based, but travel from Exeter, Gloucester, Wales and Swindon to play for Bristol Ladies. The club train and play home fixtures at Cleve RFC, a new home for this season.
Bristol Bears Women, sponsored by Poplar Insulation, Park One and Astra Communications, partnered with Bristol Rugby Club in order to develop the women's game in the region. An affiliation with Bristol Bears has enabled Bristol Bears Women to develop high professional standard and promote the sport at a time when popularity and media exposure is increasing.
Our club is welcoming and supportive, providing opportunities for women of all standards to reach their rugby playing potential through our two teams and our sister club programme.