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.
Aird Jardine as been appointed Head Coach for Women’s Rugby since Season 2018/19. Aird joins us from Biggar RFC where he was the Women’s Head Coach, Under 18 Girls Coach, Under 16 Boys Coach and Coach at the Biggar Academy.
Aird is responsible for providing and co-ordinating bi-weekly training sessions for the Women, player profiling and match analysis. He will also be responsible for the provision of the Hills Junior Girl’s Academy.
Ryan Howie has been appointed as Women’s Assistant Coach for Season 2020/21