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Media Invitation – International Women’s Day rugby celebration

To celebrate International Women’s Day this Sunday, Premiership Rugby, Bath Rugby and Bath Ladies will showcase the women’s game and the new Rugby4All programme at the Recreation Ground.

Premiership Rugby’s new Rugby4All programme is backed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to promote diversity and equality in rugby. The programme aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in rugby, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

Event Structure – Sunday 8 March

11am – 12.30pm – Rugby4All Coaching Session with Women and Girls from the Bath area. Filming, interview and photographic opportunities.

12.45pm – Interview opportunities with:
* Women’s Rugby World Cup winner, Sarah Hunter
* Bath Community coach and former England international, Kim Oliver
* Bath Rugby Foundation Inclusion Manager and current Wales international, Caryl Thomas
* Participants from the coaching session

2pm – Bath Ladies v Rosslyn Park – free entry to supporters

•        Rugby4All is Premiership Rugby’s innovative programme backed by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to promote diversity and equality in rugby. The programme aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in the sport, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.

•        EHRC is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It is an independent body responsible for protecting and promoting equality and human rights in Great Britain.  It aims to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect human rights.

•        The grant awarded to Premiership Rugby is part of a £2 million investment from the Government through EHRC into programmes to encourage more women and girls to take part in rugby, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among BME groups.

•        For more information about the Rugby4All programme including how to get involved, please visit premiershiprugby.com/rugby4all.

If you would like to attend, please contact Helen Bayes, Press Officer, Bath Rugby, M 07758 774419 E Helen.Bayes@bathrugby.com

or Premiership Rugby’s Communications Director, Paul Morgan at pmorgan@premiershiprugby.com or on 0755 7477796.
 

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