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, including forrmer Scotland captain Susie Brown. Most recently, Hillhead Jordanhill players – Heather Lockhart, Jade Konkel, Lindsey Smith, Louise McMillan, Hannah Smith, Siobhan McMillan, Abi Evans, Mairi McDonald and Evie Wills played for Scotland.

The club now has 2 women’s teams. The 1XV compete in the Women’s Premiership, with our newly established 2XV competing in West 2. There really is a team for everyone at Hills.

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 2023/24. Stephen joined us in 2022 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.

Andrew Johnston has joined the coaching staff as Assistant and Forwards Coach. Andrew is the Argyll & Bite Development Officer and has been a keen supporter of the women’s team for many years.

Craig Colvin, has joined as Backs Coach whilst Ross Newman continues as our 2XV and Development Coach.

Any questions?