Our rugby ambassadors
[Shaunagh]: It’s important for us as women to realise that we are good enough. Now we are going to show that we’re good enough.
Royal London advocating for women in sport is about making people realise that women are here, we are not going anywhere, and we’re here to be taken seriously.
For me to be an ambassador for Royal London, it’s such a sense of pride. To me I’m still a kid from South London running around a Rugby pitch.
[Claire]: Rugby is a game that’s really allowed me to thrive, not just as an athlete, but as a person.
It takes players from all different sizes, it’s the gritty determination that carries through the best players.
The feasibility study that Royal London is funding is looking at the viability of a Women’s Lions Tour.
[Shaunagh]: Women’s Lions Tour, for girls in the future, it just gives them that if I pull my socks up now, you can not only play for England, you can represent GB and Ireland.
We don’t get the same opportunities in life but it’s about not letting that determine your future. Go and be the only person like you in the room. You can be the one that goes to make history.
As a Royal London ambassador, I hope to showcase how women’s rugby can be a commercially viable sport, bursting with fantastic role models for companies like Royal London to invest in and to grow the game for everyone. - Claire Molloy
Working with Royal London will help to amplify my voice as a force for good. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the beginning of what could be an incredible powerful relationship between Royal London, women and sport. - Shaunagh Brown