RFU nominated for women’s sport trust awards

  • RFU nominated for four awards
  • Winners announced on 11 May

The Rugby Football Union and its initiatives have been shortlisted for four awards at the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards.

Less than a week after England Women landed their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2012, the RFU has been nominated for national governing body of the year.

The Red Roses campaign, the identity under which England Women play, launched in October 2016, is shortlisted for media initiative of the year.

The 'Meet Your Inner Warrior' campaign, which aims to encourage more women and girls to take up contact rugby, is listed for imagery of the year.

RFU director of digital, marketing and communications Joanna Manning-Cooper is nominated for ambassador of women’s sport.

"The RFU has demonstrated its commitment to the women’s game and to be nominated for four Be A Game Changer Awards is a great recognition of that," said RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie.

“We are immensely proud of the Red Roses’ achievement in Dublin last weekend. We look forward to seeing the squad continue to grow ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August.

"Everything we do from the elite end down is to help inspire more people to get involved whether playing or supporting the women’s game."

Public voting decides the winners and winners will be announced at the #BAGC2017 awards in London on Thursday 11 May 2017.