There will soon be a ‘Rugby World Cup’ every two years thanks to new gender neutral naming change by World Rugby

first_imgWednesday Aug 21, 2019 There will soon be a ‘Rugby World Cup’ every two years thanks to new gender neutral naming change by World Rugby In a move that is sure to fire up debate and cause a fair amount of confusion going forward, World Rugby has announced that the 15s and Sevens Rugby World Cup’s will no longer include gender in their titles, ‘further it’s commitment to equality and brand consistency across its portfolio.’ ADVERTISEMENTRugby’s governing body released the statement today, saying that it’s a first for a major sporting federation.“The women’s designation will be dropped from Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand which will now be named Rugby World Cup 2021, starting the global roll out.“The ground-breaking move will ensure that the competitions have equal billing from a brand perspective, regardless of whether the events feature men or women. The purpose is to elevate the profile of the women’s game, while eliminating any inherent or perceived bias towards men’s only competitions and tournaments, which traditionally haven’t specified gender.”The release continues below:“The decision to adopt a consistent approach to the naming of these events and tournaments was based on a recommendation brought before Council by the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board. It is underpinned by World Rugby’s key strategic priority to advance gender balance at all levels of rugby under its ambitious global action plan, ‘Accelerating the Global Development of Women in Rugby 2017-2025’.ADVERTISEMENT“This announcement follows the unveiling of World Rugby’s landmark new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and global campaign, ‘Try and Stop Us’, which was launched in May in partnership with member unions to drive greater growth and investment in the women’s game. The powerful campaign uses striking imagery and inspirational stories to showcase 15 unstoppable women and girls in rugby from around the world, who have challenged barriers to participation and used rugby to overcome life’s hurdles.“Moreover, the announcement comes after the implementation of transformational governance reform which has resulted in the composition of the international federation’s Council moving from zero female members to 17 in a little over a year, furthering women in rugby and the women’s rugby agenda.”While the news is still fresh, reactions have already followed a similar tone of this move causing more confusion than anything:ADVERTISEMENTWorld Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “Unintentional gender bias in sport is an ongoing issue. As a global sporting federation we need to be leading from the front on the issue of equality. By adopting gender balance in the naming of men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup competitions, we are setting new standards in equality in rugby.”Looking ahead to Rugby World Cup 2021, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew commented: “This is great leadership from World Rugby at a time that rugby is eager to embrace and celebrate true inclusivity and equality across the game. We are delighted that New Zealand is hosting Rugby World Cup 2021, and we look forward to the world’s best teams in women’s international rugby, coming to our shores and taking part in a fantastic display of rugby.”GROWTH OF WOMEN’S RUGBYThe expansion of women’s rugby continues to exceed expectations worldwide, with the sport experiencing unprecedented global growth. Participation levels are at an all-time high with 2.7 million players globally – making up more than a quarter of the global playing population.This includes a 28 per cent rise in registered players since 2017. 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Greetings from around the world!

first_imgGreetings from around the world! While most Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students are braving the chilly winter weather in South Bend, hundreds of our peers are studying across the globe. Through this “Observer Passport” blog, members of The Observer’s staff will be able to share their experiences exploring new cultures, food and languages.Studying abroad is an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zones and learn about life outside the United States. We hope you will use this blog to travel with us and get a better idea of what Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students are experiencing around the world.Below are the staffers who will share their international experiences over the course of this Spring 2014 semester:Maddie Daly is a junior from McGlinn Hall majoring in English and French with a minor in business economics. She is studying abroad in Angers, France, where all her classes are taught in French. She looks forward to improving her French language skills and becoming more fluent. You can follow her adventures at http://bonvoyagemadeline.weebly.com/index.htmlBrian Hartnett is a junior from Carroll Hall majoring in marketing with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. He is currently studying in London, England, and is looking forward to exploring many European countries. He hopes to meet a member of the royal family, figure out why football (soccer) is more popular than American football and become a regular at a London pub. You can follow his study-abroad adventures at http://london2014blogdotcom.wordpress.comColby Hoyer is a junior from Pangborn Hall majoring in anthropology and film, television and theatre. She is excited for this new opportunity to study in London, England, for the semester. With Europe at her doorstep, she can easily be in a different country every weekend. She is excited to travel freely, even if it may break her bank account. If you would like to follow all the trials and triumphs of her life abroad, check out her blog at http://colbyhoyer.tumblr.comKiera Johnsen is a sophomore from Regina Hall majoring in political science and communications. This semester, she is studying in Maynooth, Ireland, and is excited to live outside of her comfort zone and grow as an individual through different experiences and adventures with people outside the United States. To follow her adventures, visit http://irishstudyabroadadventures.blogspot.ieMeredith Kelly is a junior from Walsh Hall majoring in political science. This semester, she is studying in Perth, Australia, at the University of Western Australia (UWA). When abroad, she is most excited to — yes, you guessed it — travel. She plans to travel throughout Australia, as well as to neighboring countries, such as Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore and possibly Vietnam. Kelly is also excited to immerse herself in the Australian culture through living at UWA’s dorm with local Australian students and other international students from around the world.Tags: observer passport, study abroadlast_img read more