Roy Davies to leave Warriors Women

Warriors Women Director of Rugby Roy Davies is to leave the club by mutual consent.

Davies has been in charge of Warriors Women since they joined the new Tyrrells Premier 15s competition two years ago having previously coached Bristol Ladies.

Warriors Women were winless in their first season in the Tyrrells Premier 15s and had to wait until the last two matches of last season before they secured their first victories, the first coming at Firwood Waterloo and the second at home to Darlington Mowden Park Sharks.

Having bolstered the squad during the summer, Warriors Women were beaten 47-10 at Wasps FC Ladies in their opening match of the new season last Saturday.

With the RFU implementing new minimum standards – including on-field results –  for the existing ten Tyrrells Premier 15s clubs and prospective new teams seeking admission it is likely that there will be promotion and relegation at the end of this season.

“Roy has worked hard to establish Warriors Women in the Tyrrells Premier 15s league over the last two seasons,” said Warriors co-owner Colin Goldring.

“We have supported Roy by introducing match fees for players this season, encouraging a more professional approach from the players and helping us to attract high calibre players.

“Historically, our results have been disappointing. With the performance of clubs, both on and off the pitch, under increased scrutiny from the RFU we need to ensure that Warriors Women remain a Tyrrells Premier 15s club.

“We thank Roy for his unstinting efforts since he arrived at Sixways and we wish him all the best for his future ventures.”

Davies will remain as Director of Rugby until his successor has been appointed.

“I’m happy with the work that has been done over the last two-and-a- bit seasons to ensure that the foundations of the women’s section of the club are in a much stronger position than the one I inherited,” Davies said.

“New ownership has brought a new impetus to drive Warriors Women forwards and I believe it is a good time for me to hand the reins over to someone else whilst I seek a new challenge.

“In the immediate future I will be putting all my energy into ensuring that everything is in place to allow my successor to be successful.”

Warriors Women will start the recruitment process for a new Director of Rugby by advertising the role.