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Stay in the Game focused on female participation, retention

06/11/2015, 12:00pm EDT
By Admin

The third season of World Rugby’s Women’s Sevens Series is alive and well and headed to Atlanta, where the host city of the Games of the XXVI Olympiad readies for 12 of the best international women’s rugby sevens teams.

Three years ago, between eight and 12 teams competed in the Challenge Cup – a tournament set up by the governing body two years after rugby sevens was added to the Games Program – to give the women’s teams meaningful international competition throughout the year.

As tournaments in Dubai, Hong Kong, and London attracted growing crowds alongside the men’s event, the Women’s Sevens Series was created for the 2012-13 season. Twelve countries were placed in three pools at each of the four inaugural stops, including Houston, while fans around the world were able to watch every minute of action with a free online stream provided by World Rugby. [continue...]

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