The IRFU Women’s Rugby Review kicked off in Connacht on Monday night and continues this month in Leinster, Munster and Ulster. The initial phase takes the form of a club consultation workshop in all four provinces.
The Connacht evening took place in Claremorris on Monday night with the Leinster meeting on Tuesday and Munster and Ulster to follow in the coming weeks.
In advance of developing its latest strategy, the IRFU has invited clubs to share their views, visions and observations on how to develop all key areas of the women’s game.
Discussing the process, IRFU Director of Rugby Development, Scott Walker, said: “The IRFU is committed to creating and supporting opportunities for females and males to play rugby at a level of their choice in clubs, schools and internationally. With increased interest in the game post the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, it is an opportune time to establish the status of women and girls in the game.
“It is vitally important that we get the view of the grassroots clubs which we can then take into our Strategic Plan for the Women’s game, which will be aligned and included with the IRFU Strategic Plan for 2018-2023.
“We ask all those clubs with an interest in rugby to engage in this process so that we can future proof the women’s game and take it to the next level, from clubs to international success.”
Roadshow Dates & Venues:
Connacht – Monday, December 4, McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, 6.45pm
Leinster – Tuesday, December 5, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin, 6.45pm
Munster – Tuesday, December 12, Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork, 6.45pm
Ulster – Monday, December 18, Kingspan Stadium, A&L Goodbody Lounge, 7pm