To celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March, The Rugby Players Association (RPA) has released an exclusive Women in Sport Webinar with an illustrious line up of sporting legends to promote women across the sporting community.
Joining BT Sport pundit and webinar host Sarra Elgan is Olympic gold medallist and UK Sport chair Dame Katherine Grainger, England Rugby’s World Cup winner and 2019’s World Women’s player of the year Emily Scarratt, Commonwealth Gold medallist netballer Kadeen Corbin & World Cup winning England cricketer Alex Hartley.
The focus of the webinar is to shed a light on topics affecting women in sport, and across sport including the growth of women’s sport, the sense of community among female athletes, the importance of sporting idols, the impact of social media, and what work still needs to be done to support women in sport across the board.
To watch the webinar click below:
BT Sport pundit and webinar host Sarra Elgan said: "It has been a real privilege to hear these incredibly successful sportswomen discuss the vast issues facing women in sport at the moment. What is fantastic to see, is that there are a huge amount of young girls who are able to look up to these four athletes, and many more, as role models who they can aspire to be and be inspired by. As all four women alluded to we are stronger when we work together and hopefully more platforms and discussions like this can lead to further important change both in the professional sporting landscape and at grassroots level."
The Women in Sport webinar marks the third in a series of monthly Diversity and Inclusion webinars put on by the RPA. For more information on the above or if you have any questions on this topic please contact:
Mark Lambert - firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Maltby-Payne - RPA Head of Communications
About The RPA
The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. We represent more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players.
It is our mission to support, promote and protect the interests of our members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.
Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. Members can also access the support of our official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.
The RPA has also acted as the exclusive commercial representative of the England Team since 2004 and performs the following duties on behalf of Team England: Negotiation of the Elite Players Squad Contract, England and Saxons match fees, England team win bonuses and Image Rights payments with the RFU.
For more information about the Rugby Players Association, please visit www.theRPA.co.uk