Throughout the month of September, Oceania Rugby will be joined by its 17 Member Unions in celebrating women in rugby. The regionally lead initiative will highlight what is happening throughout Oceania and explore the significant advancements and achievements of women in the game. These developments have led to recent successes on the field throughout the region and the growth of domestic women’s competitions and programs.
Themed, ‘Right Here, Right Now!’, the month will showcase and celebrate the events and people driving female development in rugby throughout Oceania in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2021 (playing in 2022). Players, coaches, match officials, administrations and fans alike have all contributed to the rising popularity and success of women’s rugby globally. With the current Olympic, Commonwealth and Rugby World Cup champions the Oceania region has many stories to celebrate and histories to learn from.
Three webinars will be held during September celebrating the achievements of Women in Rugby to inspire the next generation, both on and off the field, to enjoy everything that the game has to offer. Registration is free and open to fans, players, coaches, match officials, administrations and those interested in getting involved.
Wednesday 7 September: Webinar - Challenging Inequality & Influencing Change
This engaging session is a brilliant kickstart to the month as participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to challenge inequality when they see and hear it. Participants are empowered to support women in rugby and uphold an inclusive rugby culture by learning methods to recognise.
Wednesday 14 September: Webinar - Leadership On & Off the Field
While the number of female players is at an all-time high, women are still underrepresented in a range of leadership roles throughout the sport. This session features a panel of women who are using their roles in coaching, player development, and governance to lead the way for positive change. They’ll give insight into their roles and challenges, their development as leaders, and how women can demonstrate leadership at any capacity.
Wednesday 28 September: Webinar - Right Here, Right Now & Beyond
Join this session to hear from our powerhouse panel of female players and rugby professionals who will share the inside scoop of their rugby journeys, their visions for the future of the women’s game, and how we all play a part in supporting and growing women in rugby.
Are you interested in getting involved, want to celebrate someone involved in Women's Rugby or tell us about an upcoming activity? Simply send us an email.
Listen to your Olympic heroes as they discuss the highs and lows of an Olympic year, and hear from the women off the field who are pivotal in teams achieving success. Watch Here.
Listen to the inspiring coaches as they share their coaching journeys, thoughts on coaching women in rugby, and share advice to aspiring coaches. Watch Here.
Hear from those who are involved in rugby governance from a provincial, national and regional perspective. Watch Here
Gain insight into the Strength & Conditioning coach’s role within a women’s team and what the future of Strength & Conditioning looks like in Women’s Rugby. Watch Here