The Celtic Challenge is the 1st Women’s Cross-border Rugby competition and the highest domestic Competition for Women in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.

The Tournament serves as a dynamic platform for aspiring female athletes, fostering high-performance standards whilst bridging the gap between domestic and international Rugby across the three Celtic nations.

The competition is made up of six teams; Edinburgh RugbyGlasgow Warriors, WolfhoundsCloversBrython Thunder, and Gwalia Lightning.

Following a successful pilot season in 2022, this season (2023/24) saw impressive growth with 68 players from the Celtic Challenge going on to feature in the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations, and eight making their senior international debut.

The competition also saw growth off the pitch with increased attendances recorded and broadcast partnerships cemented with BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, and Rugby Pass TV, with all matches streamed live, driving visibility around the world and bringing new fans to the game.

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