Women’s rugby

About Women's Rugby at HJRFC

The women’s section was started in 1995 by ex-Glasgow University player Liz Stewart. Most of the women playing in that first ever team had never picked up a rugby ball before.

Since then, the team has risen through the leagues, winning the Scottish Premier League for the first time in 2010/11 and again in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2017/18. The team gripped the Sarah Beaney Cup again in 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2021/22.

Over the years, several players from the club have gained international honours for Scotland Women 15’s and 7’s, such as former Scotland captain Susie Brown and the current most-capped player Heather Lockhart. Most recently, Hillhead Jordanhill players – Jade Konkel, Lindsey Smith, Louise McMillan, Hannah Smith, Siobhan McMillan, Abi Evans, Mairi McDonald and Evie Wills played for Scotland.

Please see our HJRFC womens social media for regular updates.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hilljillsrugby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hilljillsrugby
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hilljillsrugby



Stephen Gillies has been appointed Head Coach for Women’s Rugby for season 2022/23. Stephen joins us following a spell of coaching Canada where he was part of the coaching team with UBC Old Boy Ravens men’s team in Vancouver. 

Stephen is responsible for providing and co-ordinating bi-weekly training sessions for the Women, player profiling and match analysis.

Ryan Howie will continue his role as Women’s Assistant Coach for Season 2022/23 with Ross Newman joining the set up as Development Coach.

Any questions?