The new development team is part of the Foundation’s Project Rugby programme. Project Rugby is a Premiership Rugby and England Rugby programme to introduce new players to rugby, especially those from non-traditional rugby backgrounds.
Mixed ability rugby encourages social inclusion by mixing able bodied volunteers and coaches who act as facilitators to support players on the pitch. Mixed ability rugby is not about classifying levels of ability and separating participants into tier groups; the focus of mixed ability rugby is to emphasis rugby as an inclusive sport for all players.
The Development team is not the first Mixed Ability team formed in Bath through Project Rugby. Last season the Walcot Warriors came together, allowing youngsters who may have missed out on playing team sports in the past the chance to play competitive fixtures.
Women aged 17+.