The infographic above is designed to map out how talent and a love of rugby can both be rewarded while demonstrating the importance of the environments in which positive experiences are created.
The detailed pathway also includes new touch points for the 7s game, including national 7s finals at schools level for the first time as well as a new U16 Women’s Interprovincial 7s programme.
Speaking at the launch IRFU Women’s Development Manager, Amanda Greensmith, said,
We wanted to develop a new way of looking at the rugby pathway so that every women and girl could see themselves in it and understand what the game can offer them. More and more girls are taking up the sport from an early age, but players can still take up the sport in their late teens or adulthood and go on to perform at a high level. That’s why this pathway features access points into the game, and back into the game, right the way up.
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