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The Women, The Irish and The Trust

Updated: Apr 13

Well, it's all gone very quiet at Sixways. Quiet on our part as well, but the proverbial feet are paddling away under the surface.

Firstly, huge congratulations to the Worcester Warriors Women team for their magnificent comeback from a 14 point half-time deficit against Quins last Saturday. A superbly taken late try from Abi Kershaw and perhaps the quickest conversion of the season by Minori Yamamoto secured 3 points

for the Warriors in the first draw of the Allianz-15s season. Jo Yapp's team finished the season a very respectable 6th place in the table on at least 43 points, with the abandoned game against Loughborough still to be adjudicated on by the RFU.

What an achievement given the inevitable disruption caused by the demise of the men's team and the financial uncertainty this has brought.

It's also a time to consider our friends and fellow supporters at London Irish. We know the desperation and incredulity they are currently going through all too well. Our thoughts are especially with the supporters and we would urge them to quickly form a coherent body such that their voices can be heard (and not ignored) by those who will have influence over the long-term fate of their club. Who can forget that magnificent advertisement for the professional game on 17th May 2022; for the two competing clubs to have disappeared within 9 months of each other is a travesty and a disgrace.

The news on the Supporters Trust is pretty low-key. We are getting help and support from the Football Supporters Association with our application to register as a Community Benefit Society; they have been kind enough to provide this in their spare time at no cost. Unfortunately nobody at the RFU has yet responded to our request for assistance; I suspect they currently have bigger fish to fry.

The accreditation process will take about 6-8 weeks and we will then need to apply for a business bank account so we should probably add on a month or so to that. We have been reaching out to people with appropriate experience, with the intention of having a well qualified interim board ready for our official launch, likely to be in the autumn.

If you have skills in areas like Website & Social Media design and can volunteer your time then please do get in touch either via this website or on our email

In the meantime we will continue to do what we can to raise the profile of the Worcester Warriors Women's team and the Worcester Warriors Foundation.

On that subject, please can you all rally round to support Gabby Radford in her brave effort to run the Worcester Half Marathon on Sunday 17th September. Gabby has been instrumental in setting up the Supporters Trust and her energy and enthusiasm has been a huge asset.

Please click on the link above and help her raise funds for the fantastic work done by the Foundation. With the loss of funding from PRL, they need our support more than ever.

We will continue to keep you updated as best we can. Our aim is to communicate rather better than other factions involved with the club over the last couple of years.

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