Campaign to encourage more women and ethnic minorities to play rugby

On September 10th Lord Holmes joined Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, to launch a new Premiership Rugby programme that aims to get more women and ethnic minorities involved in rugby. An EHRC grant of £600000 will be used to get 700 women and girls into the sport, train up 480 coaches and involve 2500 participants. Chris sees this new initiative as a key part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy and a powerful way to close the gender gap in a sport in which women and ethnic minorities are particularly underrepresented. Read more about the project in the articles below:

Helen Grant and Lord Holmes at Rugby launch

Helen Grant and Lord Holmes at Rugby launch

‘Premiership Rugby receives 600000 grant to increase the number of women in the sport’ Telegraph, 10th September 2014

Lord Holmes and Premiership Rugby look to continue London 2012 Legacy, Premiership Rugby Website