An exciting new chapter in the club's history got underway on Saturday when a Newcastle Falcons Invitational Women's XV played their first game.
Running out at Kingston Park Stadium against well-established local club Novos, the Falcons drew their squad of players largely from local clubs and university sides as they embark on what they hope will be a long and prosperous future.
Novos won an entertaining game 22-20, with the well-attended fixture drawing plenty of excitement around the region.
The Falcons Women's team, coached by club great Rob Vickers, will play a handful of further friendly games over the course of the season, with the ultimate stated aim being to earn a place in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
Those interested in joining the mailing list for information about the new team should email firstname.lastname@example.org .