Rugby Australia Celebrates Oceanias Women in Rugby month

Thu, 02/09/2021, 03:56 am
Rugby WA Media
by Rugby WA Media
Furthering Rugby Australia’s longstanding partnership with Oceania Rugby, both
associations will be celebrating Women in Rugby month this September.

Women in Rugby…Respect month aims to celebrate the progress of women in rugby, to
inspire the next generation of female participants coming into the game.

Throughout September, Oceania Rugby will be hosting several Zoom forums to provide
players and fans a chance to talk to a number of influential females in our game.

Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos said. “This month will be a great opportunity to celebrate
all things women in rugby, especially in and around Australia and the Oceania region.

“Having this focus, we hope to normalise women in all aspects of our game and increase
engagement not only nationally but in our local state unions as well.

“Oceania Rugby have put on a number of fantastic initiatives throughout this month, and we
are looking to support this as much as we can.”

“With the joint efforts between Rugby Australia, Oceania Rugby and all our unions involved
we hope we can connect and empower the women in rugby community across Australia
and the Pacific,” Marinos said.

Oceania Rugby General Manager, Bruce Cook said that there is a lot of excitement around
the launch of Women in Rugby…Respect this September.

“Our Member Unions, partners and a range of programs over the past 4 years, have been
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dedicated to changing attitudes, making rugby safe and accessible to girls and women,
providing a complete competition pathway, balancing boards, accelerating the development
of women, and growing female representation in all roles both on and off the field,” Mr.
Cook said.

“The initiatives are bearing fruit with unprecedented rates of participation by girls in the
grassroots Get into Rugby programme across the region, a growing supporter base and
increasing numbers of female Coaches, Match-Officials and Board Members, and
flourishing elite level women’s competitions” he added.

The Women in Rugby forums will be held weekly throughout this month with the first
starting next Tuesday (7 September) at 5:00pm.

Upcoming Women in Rugby Zoom Forums:

The Olympic Experience
Date: Tuesday 7 September,
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Webinar Registration: here

Navigating the Coach Pathway
Date: Thursday 16 September
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Webinar Registration: here

Leadership: Success Stories to Learn From
Date: Thursday 23 September
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Webinar Registration: here

Strength and Conditioning – The Critical Foundation
Date: Thursday 28 September
Time: 5:00pm AEST
Webinar Registration: here