Girls Rugby Club

Our Advisory Board

A Global Rugby Club.

Here at the Girls Rugby Club, our mission is to provide an independent global platform aimed at providing a pathway for girls and women within rugby and to redress some of the inequalities and negative stereotypes that exist within our game.

Our Advisory Board is made up by some of the biggest names in World Rugby and with representation from across the globe.

Interested in being on the board? Download more information on how to apply below.

Sene Naoupu

Ireland player, Leinster, World Rugby Women’s Advisory Committee

Rachael Burford

Founder & England, Harlequins player

Elinor Snowsill

Wales player, Coach School of Hard Knocks Charity

Sarah Hirini

Black Ferns Sevens captain

Sharni Wiliams

Wallaroos player

Rocky Clark

Former England player, Most capped international women’s rugby player of all time, Saracens

Shaunagh Brown

England player, Harlequins

Celia Quansah

England Sevens player

Leanne Riley

England player, Harlequins

Sarah Abd Elbaki

Head of Women’s Rugby Development Syria, Assistant Coach Syria National Men’s team and First Arab Asian Woman Referee.

Alice Soper

Wellington FPC player, Hutt City Council Youth Council Facilitator, Women in Rugby Aotearoa

Zainab Alema

Founder Studs in the Mud, NHS Nurse, Barnes RFC

Emily Scarratt

England player, World Rugby 15s Women’s Player of the Year 2019, Loughborough Lightning

Florence Williams

Wasps, Founder of The Perception Agency

Wang Shao-ing

World Rugby, Asia Rugby & Singapore Rugby panellist, former Coach Singapore National Women’s 7s and 15s

Fiona Tomas

Telegraph Women’s Sport Reporter

Maryke Penman

Head of PR & Marketing Girls Rugby Club, former Loughborough Lightning Premier 15s and Harbour Farah Palmer Cup player

Rhona Lloyd

Scotland player, Loughborough Lightning, co-host of Women Who Sport podcast

Jade Konkel

Scotland player, Harlequins, Personal Trainer

Claire Cruikshank

Former Scotland player, University of Edinburgh Head of Performance Ladies’ Rugby, Head Coach Sweden Women’s 15s

Atlanta St John

Head of Harlequins Women’s Rugby

Vania Wolfgramm nee Lavea

NZ Rugby Game Development Manager – Women’s Rugby, former Black Fern

Susan Dawson

Northland Kauri Assistant Coach, former Black Fern

Avi’I Faalupega

Samoa Rugby Union Women’s Rugby Development Officer, first international female referee Samoa

Victoria Rush

Content Producer at O2 Sport

Charlie Willett

Wasps player and sports lawyer

Jean O’Grady

Business Development Manager for London Irish Rugby Club; Founder of Women In Rugby

Alana Thomas

Former Wallaroo player, Head Coach Melbourne Rebels Super W & Assistant Coach Fiji Women’s team

Stef Evans

Founder of Ruggette RFC & Player for Bristol Bears Women

David Flatman

Ex-Professional Rugby Player for England, Saracens and Bath and current Pundit/Commentator

James Liley

Board Director, Rugby Victoria and Co-founder, Carbon Mentoring

Brian Moore

Ex-Professional Rugby Player for England, British & Irish Lions, Nottingham, Harlequins and Richmond and current Pundit/Commentator

Nick Heath

Commentator and journalist, co-founder Pride In Touch

Richard Turner

Ex-Professional Rugby Player for All Blacks, Hawke’s Bay, North Harbour and Chiefs, former Pundit/Commentator

Charlie Beckett

Professional Rugby Player for Ampthill, England U18s and England U20s, Podcast host

Emmerson Wood

Founder, Hunter Sports Management

Martin Davidson

Girls Rugby Lead, Rebels, Reeds Weybridge RFC

Leandro Conde

Rugby Consultant/Coach, consultant Brazil Women and Italy Women

Mike Friday

Ex Professional Rugby Player for England Sevens, Wasps and Harlequins and International Rugby Coach currently for USA Men’s Sevens

Dwayne Sweeney

Ex-Professional Rugby Player for Chiefs, Waikato, Maori All Blacks, New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, New Zealand Sevens, current assistant coach Waikato Women’s Sevens, podcast host and general manager The Waterboy

Matt Merritt

Rugby journalist and blogger

Emily Hope

Emily has already achieved so much including being a match official at Twickenham for a county final as well as winning Girls Rugby Club Female Match Official of the Year in 2021!


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