Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Rugby Australia plans for ongoing growth of women’s game

Rugby Australia plans for ongoing growth of women’s game
February 6, 2019

Despite missing out to New Zealand for the hosting rights for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, Rugby Australia is to continue its push to further the growth of the women’s game.

Participation levels for women’s rugby in Australia have increased by 20% off the back of last year’s Super W series  and with the platform laid for future growth for the league, all matches will be shown live on Kayo Sports in 2019, while FOX Sports Australia will play back every doubleheader.

There will also be an additional Finals match in 2019 with a Grand Final Playoff between the second and third-placed teams on the table, who will play-off for a berth in the decider against the first-placed side.

Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle explained “the hype of last year’s competition has brought forward a new era for Women’s Rugby in Australia, and we’ve seen a 20% increase in female XVs participation since Super W last year.

"Queensland and RugbyWA both doubled their playing pool ahead of squad selection while Melbourne Rebels enjoyed a 150% rise and ultimately selected 14 new players in this year’s team.

“The competition gives our players top level game time, week-in, week-out which will hold them in the best possible stead for an action-packed international calendar in 2019.

"We are energised and excited to continue to build on the platform of growth we have set in women’s rugby in recent years."

Rugby Australia has also signed a four-year deal with M.J. Bale which will see the Australian-owned fashion brand kit out the Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos, Junior Wallabies, Qantas Australian Men’s and Women’s Sevens as well as Australian Referees with all of their off-field uniforms.

Images: Action Sydney7s Cup  womens final on 3rd February (top) and Australian team captains at today's Super Rurgby season launch (below).

Related Articles

5th February 2019 - Rugby Australia Chief Executive enthusiastic about World League plans

26th January 2019 - Mars Stadium Ballarat prepares for first Super Rugby clash

15th January 2019 - Rugby Australia reports rising participation through 2018

16th November 2018 - New Zealand secures 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting

7th August 2018 - Federal and NSW Governments back Rugby Australia plans for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup

20th May 2018 - Raelene Castle shares plan to revive Australian rugby

14th November 2017 - NSW Government announces strategy for future of women’s sport

13th March 2017 - World Rugby launches eight-year strategy to grow women’s game

29th November 2016 - Rugby sevens’ popularity rises in the wake of Australian women’s win at Olympics

2nd September 2016 - Venues announced for HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2016/17

28th August 2015 - Record growth in women’s rugby league

26th January 2015 - ARU to reintroduce National Women’s rugby Championship

25th May 2014 - IRB to expand Women’s Rugby World Cup


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

NOVOFIT

NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Aquaspin

AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business