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3. History

St Mary's Old Boys Ladies were formed in 1997, playing against the likes of Avonmouth, Chew Valley Cats, Gordano & Clifton 2's.

Each year since then the ladies team has gone from strength to strength, not only in the number of players, but the achievements gained over the years.

The highest level they have played is at level 3 of the Women's RFU structure when for 2 seasons from 2009-2011. They played in the RFU Championship South West 2 where they played against London Welsh, Plymouth Albion, Henley and Oakmeadians.

In the 2015-16 season the ladies won their league and secured promotion from the RFU National Challenge South West North 2 to South West 1 which is at level 4 of the Women's RFU structure.

St Mary's Old Boys Ladies also have a girls section aimed at encouraging girls who are already playing rugby within the mini's & junior leagues, to continue their development at St Mary's. This is also open to beginners as well as girls with any level of experience, with the hope that they can then progress on to feed the Senior Ladies Section.