IRB Women’s Rugby Plan – 2011-2016Posted by SCRRS Website Committee on March 26th, 2012
The first IRB Women’s Rugby Plan was launched in 2006. Since then the number of countries with women and girls playing the Game has increased to 110 and there are now more than 200,000 registered female players worldwide. We have entered a new era in Rugby. The IOC bringing Rugby Sevens into the Olympic Family has stimulated further interest in the Game for women and created many opportunities to grow the Game globally. The IRB Strategic Plan was reviewed and a new plan launched in 2010. Therefore, the time is right for a new Strategic Plan for Women’s Rugby.
The IRB Women’s Rugby Plan looks forward to five years of unprecedented opportunities for the Women’s Game including elite tournaments such as Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in France and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. As well as staging world-class events on the global stage, it is our ambition to double the number of women and girls playing Rugby and give greater access to the sport to young girls.
While there has been huge progress in the Women’s Game in recent years, the next five years will be crucial as we look strategically at growing the Game globally and maximizing the opportunities presented.
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