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IGR Launches Social Media Platform for Women's Rugby


Following on from the introduction of our inaugural Representative for Women's Rugby in February 2017, IGR is delighted to launch its first social media channel dedicated to the promotion and development of Women's Rugby.

The new Facebook group, IGR Women's Rugby launched only yesterday and has already attracted over 200 members from the IGR community and beyond.

Leading the new group is IGR's new Rep for Women's Rugby, Meg Goettsches from Charleston Blockade in South Carolina, USA who is currently working on a range of new ideas to promote Women's Rugby both within our member clubs and elsewhere.




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IGR Unveils It's Vibrant New Branding


2017-01-29 GMT:
International Gay Rugby has unveiled its new branding to coincide with the launch of the Bingham Cup logo for Amsterdam 2018.

The design, created by Nathan Hagan of the Washington Scandals came first in a recent vote by the IGR member clubs after the Trustees asked the membership for feedback on three potential new brands. Nathan's winning design was enhanced to produce our vibrant new logomark, formed by the coming together of four twisting coloured bands, which were created to symbolise the energy of the game of rugby, as well as offering a nod to the rainbow flag associated with the LGBT community.



Homophobia in Sport Campaigner Receives Order of Australia Medal


2017-01-26 ESDT:
The founder of the Sydney Convicts, Australia’s first gay rugby union club, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to rugby union and to the promotion of social inclusion for LGBTI people.” The award was announced on Australia Day.

Andrew “Fuzz” Purchas founded the Sydney Convicts in 2004 to provide gay, and many straight men, with a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment to play and enjoy sport. Purchas has played a key leadership role in the club since it was founded, helping lead the Convicts to many victories on and off the field.



IGR Opens Nominations For New Regional Reps


2016-12-09 GMT:
In January 2017, the two-year term for our IGR Regional Representatives will draw to a close and on behalf of the IGR Trustees, I would like to thank all of those involved for their hard work this term. Nominations are now open to find our Representatives for the next term, which starts in February.





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