The arrival of the women’s first division rugby league to Friuli Venezia Giulia. Indeed, a regional project, joint by five clubs, managed to combine more facts and register a team in the “women’s” oval championship.
But who are the heroes then? Venjulia Rugby Trieste, Gorizia Rugby, Black Ducks Rugby Gemona, Rugby Pordenone and Juvenilia Bagnaria Arsa will share their memberships with the reality of Iulii Forum, a historical selection by invitation that always brings the best regional rugby under its wing. The Technical Manual of the Forum of the Iulii Female was entrusted to Bruno Iurkic of Trieste and Mirco Imperatori of Gorizia; While Juvenilia Bagnaria Arsa’s sports facility will be the operational headquarters for training and technical meetings.
“If we get to this point, the merit is due to the organizational push of the FVG Rugby Committee that organized in May the 15th Region’s participation in the Congress Cup, but above all to the great desire of all regional realities to make most of their youth sector – comments Giancarlo Stocco, President Iulii Forum – As a club we have always tried to promote regional rugby, and I believe that thanks to this project we have been able to take an important step forward. Work. The best is coming now, but I am sure the satisfaction will not be long in coming. Certainly everyone’s will is to create a cohesive and united group It will grow in the coming years.”
The girls of coaches Ijrkic and Imperatore are already training and will compete in a itinerant fashion, rotating in the courts of all participating companies. Giulia Chiusa of Pordenone (pictured) will be the captain of the regional concession.
“It is our desire to make this project shareable with the entire region – concludes Stocco – women’s rugby must become a point of reference. There is no shortage of talent and working in this sector will be exciting for all of us.”
Forum Iulii is included in Group 2 of Serie A with Rugby Riviera 1975 Asd, Montebelluna Rugby 1977 Asd, Valsugana Rugby Padova Asd (Cadetta), Forum Iulii Rugby FC Asd, Romagna RFC Ssd A RL, I Puma Bisenzio Rugby Asd.
The Women’s First Division League will start on October 9 and end on April 1/2, 2023. A promotion is scheduled at the “Women’s Concession”. The formula includes three regional groups, which are formed on a geographical basis. Group 1 with seven teams, Group 2 with six teams, Group 3 with six teams, with the Italian formula with home and away matches between the participants from each group (Article 30 of the Sports Activities Regulations).
The top seeded team from each of the three groups with the second best seeded (points/races average) from the three groups will advance to the semi-finals on March 19 and 26. The double-header winners enter the final in a single match on neutral ground on 1/2/April. The winner will be awarded the title of Women’s Serie A champion 2022/23 and will be promoted to the Women’s Championship of Excellence in the 2023/24 sports season.