Together with his partner Société Générale, the official bank of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) and with the support of World Rugby, Rugby Africa will organize the first qualifiers for the Rugby Women World Cup in Africa. Bosman Stadium in Johannesburg, which begins August 9father, National Women's Day in South Africa and ends on August 17thfather, 2019.
Four teams are scheduled to compete to win their playground in New Zealand, including South Africa, the host country of the tournament, Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar.
Given that African rankings have not yet been established for women with rugby from fifteen countries, the four teams of fifteen are selected based on the level and frequency of women's play.
Each team will play 3 games on three different days and will be a classified point. The winner of the tournament will qualify directly for the World Championship, while the second best team will play a match against a South American team and will join the world tournament for a repeat if he wins.
For Katie Sadler, general manager for the women's rugby in World Rugby, this new event is an opportunity not to miss: "Rugby's women's development is the biggest opportunity for our sport over the next decade. This is an essential part of World Rugby's vision of "Sports for All, True to Its Values" and is consistent with its mission to develop the global family … Women's Rugby Survives Unprecedented Growth and Levels of Participation Are At Highest Level Rugby women in Africa are leading in terms of the number of women registered in the world
This event is an opportunity to legitimize the position of rugby women in Africa. Indeed, Rugby Africa President Khaled Babbo views Rugby Africa's progress on Rugby World Rowing as the priority goal of this race: "The organization of World Cup qualifiers provides above all a springboard for players and a chance to reach the highest level in the sport . The development of our sport is at the heart of our care, and the rugby of women is a major strategic priority. "
"The Women's Cup will serve as a huge incentive for rugby women in Africa and South Africa, and we are delighted to host this fantastic event," said SA Rugby Chief Executive Jurie Roux.
"It is very important that it will offer some of the largest national teams in Africa an opportunity to measure each other and the fact that it will double as an African qualifier for the Rugby World Rowing Championship in 2021. in Nova. Zealand makes it even more important.
"Women's Rugby is still developing in Africa and the only way to increase the burden is through greater international competition and no better start than with our neighboring countries. We look forward to welcoming our neighbors to Johannesburg for what will be a fantastic showcase for rugby African women.
Following the Women's Rugby Africa Conference held in Gaborone in May 2018, the entire Rugby Africa leadership team and its federations undertook to draw up a strategic plan adapted to the geographic, economic and cultural realities of the African continent to promote the practice of rugby among women.
This strategic plan focuses on the development and performance and visibility of rugby women on the continent.
The heart of the discussions is how to develop women's rugby and increase the number of African female players, but we also need to look at the role of women in general in our sport, from the technical support team to the leadership of the African rugby leadership. structures.
It has to be recognized that Africa is lagging behind other parts of the world in terms of women's rugby because it has not sent any representative team to the previous World Rugby Women Championship. this will be corrected in August in Johannesburg.