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Championing Gender Equality in Sports - Rugby Africa Launches the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee

This exciting new step for Rugby Africa confirms its ambition to innovate and invest in creating quality experiences for women in the game of rugby

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has strengthened their ongoing support for gender equality by paving the way in women’s sport with the launch of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee (WRAC) and sub-committees. As part of Rugby Africa’s broader strategy, the role of WRAC and its sub committees is to define key performance…

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World Rugby awards two leading African Women in Rugby the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships

This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from Africa to join the remaining ten women from around the world, who will each receive a £10,000 scholarship for leadership development support

As more and more leading women spearhead through the sports industry, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has positioned itself to continue boosting women’s involvement in the game, including leadership, by announcing on International Women’s Day, Africa’s first two recipients of the 2021 Women’s Executive Leadership Scholarships. This amazing opportunity qualifies two women from…

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Rugby Africa announces competition program and calendar for 2021

One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) is gearing up for a potentially exciting year across the continent with its release of a detailed calendar of upcoming competitions. One of the six regional associations of World Rugby, Rugby Africa stages five annual competitions across the continent which will include the Rugby Africa Cup, the U20 Barthés…

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Unstoppable African Women in Rugby

Rugby Africa launches landmark campaign #TryAndStopUs across the continent to scale up Women’s Rugby

Today Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) proudly presents its ‘Unstoppables’ and launches the continental #TryAndStopUs campaign to fast-track the development of women’s rugby in Africa. The social media campaign features 12 inspirational women and girls with ‘unstoppable’ qualities and will run over a period of three months, showcasing the diversity of the…

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Rugby Africa Concludes Biggest Solidarity Campaign in its History

COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund

In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate impact it had on the rugby community at large. 31 rugby federations…

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New Rugby Africa Women’s Advisory Committee scales up gender inclusion for equity on and off the field

Focus areas of the Committee are governance and leadership, competitions, player welfare, development and retention to meet strategic goals for women’s rugby on the continent

The newly created Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) has a governance and leadership purpose to advise all Rugby Africa Committees on positive gender inclusion practices with a focus on women’s rugby. In line with Rugby Africa’s (www.RugbyAfrique.com) strategic plan and the broader World Rugby commitments the Committee’s role is to identify…

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Rugby Africa offers referees from its member unions a series of online workshops

This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run for over two months

Referees and Coaches of Match Officials (CMOs) drawn from across the continent are following a series of online workshops run by Alain Rolland, High-Performance 15s Match Official Manager for World Rugby. This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas of the game, and the programme will run…

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Rugby Africa postpones U20 Barthés Trophy due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 edition of the continental youth tournament scheduled for April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya will be held at a later date

With view to the current development of the coronavirus and related health concerns, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) has announced to postpone the U20 Barthés Trophy until further notice. In consultation with Kenya Rugby Union and World Rugby, the following statement has been issued: Khaled Babbou, President Rugby Africa stated on behalf…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 sets a first milestone for gender equality in rugby

Rugby Africa’s XV’s flagship competition will host men and women tournament at the same time

Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com/) (celebrates International Woman’s Day and its #EachForEqual initiative with the announcement that the women’s and men’s edition of the Rugby Africa Cup 2020 will concur at the same time. Whenever suitable, the women’s match will be played as a curtain raiser in the same venue as the…

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Kenya Rugby Union wins bid to host Rugby Africa U20 tournament

Rugby Africa awards the U20 Barthés Trophy 2020-2022 to Kenya

Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the successful bid of Kenya Rugby to host the U20 Barthés Trophy, sponsored by Société Générale, for three consecutive years. The 2020 edition of the U20 Barthés Trophy will be held on April 19, 22 and 26 in Nairobi, Kenya.  "The Kenya Rugby Union and the…