Brewin Dolphin Girls Cup Sees Growth In Playing Numbers

Brewin Dolphin Girls Cup Final day takes place for the third time at Murrayfield on Sunday with teams competing in bowl, shield and cup competitions from regions throughout mainland Scotland and beyond to the western isles.

The competition, on the stadium’s back pitches, is being hailed as an “invaluable focal point” for girls’ rugby, indicative of an increase in playing numbers and interest in the women’s game.

 

Action from last season's Brewin Dolphin Girls Cup Finals Day 

Jo Wells, Scottish Rugby’s Community Rugby Project Manager with specific emphasis on the women’s game, said: “The Brewin Dolphin Girls Scottish Cup, Shield and Bowl finals are the glue that helps to keep girls rugby at clubs and schools together.

“There’s a great mix at finals day this year between the established teams like Murrayfield Wanderers, and the relative new kids on the block, such as Stewartry.

“As the first ever national competition for girls’ rugby, Brewin Dolphin Finals Day provides an absolutely invaluable focal point for the game in clubs and schools.”

Anecdotal evidence points to an extra 300 girls and young women playing rugby across Scotland compared to the end of last season.

One of this weekend’s finals, the under-15 Bowl between Bell Baxter HS and Nicolson Institute from Stornoway, will take place tomorrow (Saturday 24 March) with a 10am kick-off, at the request of the Nicolson Institute.

The line-up for the other matches is as follows:

Brewin Dolphin Girls under-15 Shield Final: Carrick Academy v Boroughmuir, kick-off 12 noon, Sunday

Brewin Dolphin Girls under-18 Bowl Final: Glasgow v Stirling County, kick-off 1.30pm, Sunday

Brewin Dolphin Girls under-18 Shield Final: Plockton v Murrayfield Wanderers, kick-off 1.30pm, Sunday

Brewin Dolphin Girls under-15 Cup Final: Grantown v South Barbarians, kick-off 3.15pm, Sunday

Brewin Dolphin Girls Under-18 Cup Final: Stewartry v Aucherarder, kick-off 3.15pm, Sunday.

Admission to all matches is FREE.