Vanuatu women’s rugby participants have started training in preparation for this month’s activity.
This newspaper understands that there will be new teams from communities forming teams that will be part of this month’s programme.
Women’s rugby is one of sports’ great success stories, experiencing unprecedented growth around the world.
This month World Rugby will be commemorating Women’s Rugby around the region and it will also be celebrated here in Vanuatu.
According to World Rugby, the ambition is to accelerate the global development of women in rugby from 2017 to 2025.
“By 2025, rugby will be a global leader in sport, where women involved in rugby have equity on and off the field, are reflected in all strategy, plans and structures, making highly valued contributions to participation, performance, leadership and investment in the global game of rugby.”
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “We firmly believe that the development of women in rugby is the single greatest opportunity for our sport to grow in the next decade, which is why we are proud to share our exciting new brand identity.
“Not only is women’s rugby experiencing unprecedented growth around the world but we are well on the way to realising our vision of a more equitable game for all through the implementation of our ambitious strategic women’s action plan, which is having a transformational effect on all areas of the game.”