Womens Rugby

  • World Rugby Leadership Scholarships

What is it

The World Rugby Women's Executive Leadership Scholarship programme offers opportunities for professional and leadership development for women in its Member Unions and Regional Associations. It is open to women who are currently involved in rugby at governance or senior management level or have the potential to be a senior manager within the sport or on a union or region board within two years.

Since 2018 eight scholarships have been awarded in the Oceania region. 

Scholarship Recipients

Cook Islands Quick Rip activities during September 2021
Cook Islands focused on solutions
Lana Assaigo-Kami
Assaigo-Kami is using World Rugby Scholarship to strengthen the off-field areas of the game
New Zealand Rugby women’s Super Rugby Aupiki
New Zealand Rugby confirms a Four-team women’s Super Rugby Aupiki for March 2022
Solomon Islands Sevens Competition Semi final action between Diesel vs HHH (Image - Elton Lonaratha Jnr/SunSPORTS)
Women In Rugby…Respect! Celebrated throughout Oceania
Get into Rugby PLUS FIji National Coordinator Lavenia Yalovi is seeing a rapid change in attitude towards females playing sport.
Yalovi setting down a marker for future generations of females to follow
Wallaroos Grace Kemp is keen to see more First Nations girls pick up the game. Photo: Getty Images
Seeing is believing: Grace Kemp keen to provide the same opportunities she was given as a First Nations Wallaroo
Sonja Stewart has been appointed Chair of Rugby AU's First Nations Rugby Committee | Supplied
Sonja Stewart Appointed Chair of Rugby Australia First Nations Committee
Ramsey Tomokino with Manusina squad members from Tasman and North Harbour following their Farah Palmer Cup clash
From Samoa Sevens to Manusina