One of West Lancashire's biggest employers, Edge Hill first opened its doors as a teacher-training college for women in 1885 and attained university status in 2005. It has three faculties, has three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care. Its current chancellor is Professor Tanya Byron.
Ormskirk Ladies celebrated the New Year by announcing their latest signing. Highly rated young front row forward Safina Clay signed for Ormskirk Ladies on her 18th Birthday and cannot wait to make her debut in senior rugby.