Category: Women & Girls

World Rugby launch women’s campaign

World Rugby has launched a new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and landmark global campaign ‘Try and Stop Us’ aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women’s game.

University of Essex Rugby club using partnership for success

In 2016, the University of Essex was one of 14 universities entering a partnership with the RFU, and their rugby club created a step change in rugby provision, driving up performance standards, while becoming more inclusive and offering new recreational opportunities.

Inner Warrior 2019 launches across the country

England Rugby has launched the next wave of the Inner Warrior campaign aimed at introducing new women to contact rugby that have never had the chance to play before. 

Boot Camp to rugby pitch

Says Chair of the Ladies Committee, Lucy Kennedy: “When I joined in 2005 there were seven or eight at training but now we have 44 signed up and at least 30 at training every week, so as well as playing in our league we’ve joined a Merit League to allow our new and less experienced… Read more »

More women and girls take charge

The RFU’s full-time referee Sara Cox was appointed to take charge of France Women v New Zealand Women and as an Assistant Referee in the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers 2019 Hong Kong v Germany and Kenya v Germany. Television Match Official Claire Hodnett is making the call for three internationals: France v New Zealand, Wales… Read more »

Cox makes refereeing history

Cox took charge of Wasps’ match at the Ricoh Arena with Northampton Saints on a weekend where four different women took senior roles in the Premiership Rugby Cup. She is the RFU’s first centrally-contracted female referee and became the first woman to referee a game in the Greene King IPA Championship back in March. She… Read more »

DEVELOPING THE WOMEN’S GAME

Leading members of the Rugby Football Union are working closely with World Rugby to drive the development of the women’s game.