Wales kick-off their campaign against Ireland at 2.15pm on Saturday 25th March at Cardiff Arms Park.

Wales Women players have issued a call to arms this week, to encourage fans to turn up and cheer them on in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations Championship 2023 opener, and first home match.

Welsh rugby supporters are known across the world for their unrivalled passion, and an army of dedicated fans is expected to attend. 

Keira Bevan kicks the winning penalty against Scotland in the Rugby World Cup

The Welsh Rugby Union, along with its partners and Cardiff Rugby have ensured matchday will be the perfect rugby day out for the entire family, with community club involvement, skills sessions, selfie stations, music and fan zones on offer throughout the day.

The Guinness Fan Zone at Cardiff Arms Park will be open to the general public from 1:15pm, with Welsh DJ, Kayleigh Russant, entertaining the crowds with a live DJ set from Gates open.  

There will also be a live music stage featuring up and coming music artists, #HERSTORY Selfie Wall, and food and beverage trucks serving a variety of delicious goodies ahead of kick-off.

From 11am – 12:15 over 100 girls from across Wales have been invited to play on the pitch in an U12s female HUB rugby event before all female hub players in attendance take to the pitch again at half-time for a lap of honour in celebration of team Cymru!

WRU community staff will be on hand to put any future young rugby talent to the test with its kicking cage, and Cardiff Rugby will be providing a variety of inflatable rugby activities – fun for all the family to try out!

Wales’ Sisilia Tuipulotu told us….

“Your support really means so much to us and seeing all the future rugby players supporting us really does make the world of difference.”

Wales Captain Hannah Jones added…..

“It makes a real difference when we see so many supporters come out to watch us and back us when we play. The crowd at Cardiff Arms Park really got behind us and pushed us to close out big games during last season’s TikTok Six Nations.”

And the players are hoping for a repeat of last year’s record crowds. Wales Women’s Keira Bevan said…..

“The support we had last season really made a difference and the record crowds just created a fantastic noise and atmosphere for us to play in. 

Having a big support is always inspiring and it means so much to have people backing us.”

Keira Bevan celebrates her winning kick with team mates as the final whistle blows

A record 4,875 supporters attended the Wales v Scotland match in 2022, the highest crowd figure for a Wales Women international at home. 

Walking out team Wales is Vodafone Mascot, Sasha Ustymenko, age 5 from Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Vodafone found Sasha through their customer at West Mercia Police, Richard Muirhead, Director of Commercial Services. Richard provides accommodation for Sasha and his mother as part of a UK scheme, and wanted to provide this as an experience for the family.

On matchday the WRU will be holding a charity bucket collection for Welsh Air Ambulance at the North Entrance (opposite Angel Hotel) and Gate 2.

Tickets to TikTok Women’s Six Nations 2023 are available at £10 for adults and £5 for children (U16s)tickets and details HERE.  Entry to the Guinness Fan Zone is free with a match ticket. 

The match will be aired live from Cardiff Arms Park on BBC Cymru Wales and BBC IPlayer. KO 14:15.

For the remainder of the campaign Wales are on the road visiting France (Sunday 23rd April) and then Italy for the final round on ‘Super’ Saturday 23rd April.

With just two home games in the schedule this year the 12,500 capacity Cardiff Arms Park is expected to be rocking for both matches, after the 2022 Tik Tok Six Nations saw Wales record a record home attendance of 4,875 – against the Scots.