In celebration of both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March 2021, Premiership Rugby are shining a light on key female figures in the game.
In a series of articles and interviews, we will be sharing the stories of influential women who have found success both on and off the rugby pitch. From rising stars on the field to powerful decision-makers behind the scenes; community teams to TV presenters; and even TMOs to CEOs; Premiership Rugby will be celebrating them throughout March
Our final piece focuses on the journey of Leicester Tigers’ Chief Executive Officer Andrea Pinchen, who has made a significant impact at the English and European giants since first signing up at the club 17 years ago. Click here to read her story.
Our penultimate piece centred on the rapid rise of Bristol Bears prop Simi Pam. Click here to read her story.
The first woman we celebrated was Harlequins and England prop Shaunagh Brown – click here to read her story.
Our second piece celebrated Exeter Chiefs head coach Susie Appleby, who was part of a women’s team that revolutionised the sport in England. Click here to read her story.
Next up, our third story looked at the incredible achievements of match official Sara Cox, the first woman to referee a Premiership Rugby match. Click here to read her story.
Our fourth piece celebrated the career of TV presenter and broadcaster Sarra Elgan, who has been an integral part of televised coverage of Premiership Rugby. Read her story here.
Read the story of Premiership Rugby’s General Counsel Samantha Hammonds here, who is carving her own path in the game.
Our sixth piece centred on Sale Sharks Community CEO Alison Warwood, who continues to excel in her passion to drive positive change in the community through sport. Read her story here.
Our seventh story focused on London Irish Foundation HITZ officer and fundraiser Nicole Pattison, who is using rugby’s core values to exercise her passion for improving opportunities available to disadvantaged young people. Click here to read her story.
Our eighth story centred on Bath Ladies Trojans star Caitlin Roy, who plays for the country’s first all-female Mixed Ability rugby team and has had a whirlwind start in rugby since being introduced to the sport at Bath College through the Project Rugby initiative. Click here to read her story.
Our ninth story is all about Gloucester Rugby doctor Karen Jones, a former England international and Women’s Premiership winner who combined her playing exploits with night shifts in A&E and is now overseeing the medical department at Kingsholm. Click here to read her story.