Hello players, parents, alumni and social members,
We are happy to share Rugby Canada's new initiative for women's age-grade rugby at the national level. Please consider attending the event in Ottawa next Sunday or donating to the Women's Age Grade Rugby Fund. Our very own Brianna Miller will be the MC at the event in Ottawa on July 9th. All the money raised at this event will be matched up to $500,000! All donations will receive a tax receipt.
Women’s Age Grade Rugby Fund
The Canadian Rugby Foundation, in conjunction with Rugby Canada, has announced the development of the Women’s Age Grade Rugby Fund, which has been established to raise and invest funds to support Rugby Canada’s women’s age-grade teams and programs. These U18, U20, and U23 programs develop up-and-coming players and coaches through a coordinated national pathway leading to the senior sevens and 15s programs, collaborating closely with communities, clubs, schools, universities and provincial unions. The Women’s Age Grade Rugby Fund aims to invest in the future of women’s rugby in Canada by raising $2 million by 2025.
One hundred percent of funds raised will directly support the program by reducing the national age grade pay-to-play model to alleviate travel, equipment, and training costs. The hope is to enable the advancement of age-grade initiatives and support the long-term growth of women’s rugby in Canada.
For more information or to donate directly to the Women’s Age Grade Rugby Fund, please visit the Canadian Rugby Foundation website here.
“Raising the Uprights” The Canadian Rugby Foundation will host a fundraising event for the Women’s Age Grade Rugby Fund in Ottawa alongside the Pacific Four Series. An evening of inspiration, gathering and merriment in support of the future of women’s rugby in Canada, this will be the second “Raising the Uprights” event, the first having taken place earlier this year in Vancouver ahead of HSBC Canada Sevens, raising $20,000 for the Fund.
Registration for the event, which will occur Sunday, July 9, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ET at Barley Mow Westboro in Ottawa, is open here.