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It couldn't be easier to find out about getting involved in rugby.

In fact, if rugby's your game there are loads of people out there who can't wait to hear from you.

Remember, there are different people to contact depending on where you live.


In England there are 50 development officers divided between nine regions - North East, North West, Yorkshire, Mids West, Mids East, London N, London S, South, South West.

Girls, if you want to get playing, contact the Women's RFU on 020 8831 7996.

Or email:


Rugby in Ireland is divided into four branches, each of which has its own development officer.

They'll be able to provide you with all the information you need about getting involved in rugby in your area.

Leinster Branch (Philip Lawlor)
Tel: 01 2693224

Munster Branch (Ultan O'Callaghan)
Tel: 021 4323563

Connacht Branch (Tommy Conneely)
Tel: 091 561568

Ulster Branch (Ross Galbraith)
Tel: 028 9064 9141


There are lots of rugby development officers all over the country.

To find out more, simply get in touch with one of the following rugby development managers who will be able to point you in the right direction:

Glasgow Area (Colin Ireland)
Tel: 0141 950 3516

Highlands and Islands (Graham Cormack)
Tel: 01349 865726

Edinburgh area (Grant McKelvey)
Tel: 0131 346 5265

Scottish Borders (Greig Oliver)
Tel: 01896 750044

If you're interested in getting involved in girls' rugby, contact Beth Macleod on 0131 346 5266.

Or email:


There are 23 development officers in Wales.

The Dragons Rugby Trust, which is in charge of developing the game in Wales, has all the details you need.

Just log onto their fab website below and click on the DDO link.

You can also contact them at the following address.

Dragons Rugby Trust, Custom House, Custom House Street, Cardiff, CF10 1RF. Tel: 029 20 227294

Or email:

If you're a girl looking to get in on the rugby action, there's plenty of help available.

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