Wellington has one of the largest and most competitive women's Rugby grades in New Zealand. Not only do we have a good club competition, but our representative teams reguarly make the finals of their competitions; including the Farah Palmer Womens National Provincial Championship and the annual National Sevens tournament held in Rotorua.
2019 recognised 30 years of women’s rugby in Wellington which officially started in 1989.
The women’s game is receiving more exposure, with a particular mention of the tremendous efforts from the Wellington Pride side which won the Farah Palmer Championship in 2018. The performance of the side saw five of the Wellington Pride players contracted to the Black Ferns squad. The Wellington Pride also finished in the top four of the Farah Palmer Cup Premiership in 2019.
There are 3 trophies up for grabs in the women's competition:
Rebecca Liua'ana Trophy (Formerly known as the Fleurs Trophy) - Women's First Round
Tia Paasi Memorial Trophy (Formerly known as the Victoria Tavern Trophy) - Women's Second Round, Division One
Izzy Ford Trophy - Women's Second Round, Division Two
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Other Clubs that have appeared over the last 30 years
Eketahuna (from Wairarapa) took part in our competition in 2010 to 2012 winning the Rebecca Liua'ana & Tia Paasi Memorial Trophies in 2011
Fort Dorset was one of our founding Clubs in 1990 and only appeared in our competition in that year
Johnsonville merged with Tawa for 2016. The Johnsonville Rugby Football Club women's team was one of the founding clubs in 1990 and have been in our competition for 12 seasons. They won the Rebecca Liua'ana Trophy in 2008
Paraparaumu took part for 1 year in our competition in 2003
Stokes Valley another founding club from 1990 won the Womens competition in 1991 and 1992 again before Fleurs and Victoria Tavern arrived. They have appeared in our competition for 14 years
Tawa merged with Johnsonville for 2016. Tawa was also a founding club in 1990 and have previously been in our competition for 5 seasons
Upper Hutt Rams the most recent Women's team. Previously, their merger clubs, Upper Hutt and Rimutaka, have both had women's teams compete, with Upper Hutt beginning in 1998, and Rimutaka in 2002
Wellingtonwas another founding member in 1990. They appeared in our competition for 13 years. Winning the Rebecca Liua'ana Trophy 4 times and Tia Paasi Memorial Trophy 3 times
Western Suburbs was formed in 1991 and have appeared in our competition for 7 years