About Texas Women's Highland Games

Our Purpose:

To increase awareness and involvement of women in the sport of the Highland Games. Promoting a fun, active, family friendly and competitive sport by providing information and resources to all those interested in joining us in our continuing adventures!

Please see our FAQ page for all those burning questions you have about how you participate, what to do, who to talk to and where to go!

The Gamers

Brittney's first exposure to Highland Games was through a Renaissance Festival exhibition show, and she quickly found a way to join the event in the following season. After spending seven years as a member of the exhibition show, a gentle prod from athletes involved in competitive Games helped her decide to become more dedicated to the sport. Having no previous track and field background, she relied on the talented Texas throwing community to show her the ropes. Over the last three years, she has attended events in her home state of Texas as well as California, Oklahoma, Kansas and Indiana in her continued efforts to improve as a thrower.

Sarah started throwing in 2003 at Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, TX.  After competing in the faire's Highland Fling for several years, she traveled to Alabama for the North Alabama Scottish Festival.  Since then it has been a fun mix of car trips all over Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, interesting comments, and "moose dances."  Vast open spaces have become instant practice fields.  Something learned - hammer is amazingly therapeutic!  She is currently throwing in as many games as possible, including California, Washington and overseas in Iceland, and having a fantastic time. 

Tammy, (Picture coming) being from good Canadian Scottish immigrant stock, had always had an unhealthy interest in all things Celtic, but it wasn’t until attending the 2010 Houston Highland games and seeing women completing in the athletic events did she think about participating.   She signed up for the next day novice class and has been hooked ever since.  Retired from rugby, Highland games has less contact (most of the time), but the same feeling of camaraderie and fun that she missed from team sports.  The sport is not without its challenges, but everyone is encouraging and doing the best you can is all that is needed to start playing!  The Highlands Games community is a welcoming bunch, and the people are more then willing to always lend a hand, if you are thinking about attending an event – you absolutely should.