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The Participation Plan Growing the global rugby family

The game is GROWING, participation has increased. World Rugby must guide that growth, to promote long term sustainable participation.

Work through Unions and Regions to improve their capability to deliver growth. Adopt a differentiated approach that services all whilst also prioritizing those with most potential.

Create a DATA DRIVEN

culture to guide decision

making and measure impact.

ALIGN resource provision according to union health-status and identified needs

INCREASE the capability of stakeholders to provide participants with a higher quality game experience

PROMOTES critical areas of the game that have been recognized as having global significance

INCREASE THE CAPABILITY AND CAPACITY OF REGIONS AND UNIONS TO GROW THE GAME

GROW THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE REGISTERED PLAYERS AND TEAMS

INCREASE THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Growth Through Investment

 

Develop an investment model that provides funding at a level that is commensurate with the growth and development needs of unions and regions.
 
Refine data collection and insight capability to provide the game with clear metrics that drive growth and development.

 

 

Supporting Regions and Unions

 

Revise current service provision to maximise support for unions and regions.
 
Create a development framework that details the provision of service at all levels of the game.
 
Relaunch Get into Rugby to assist unions in the growth participation through effective recruitment and retention of players, coaches and other support staff.
 
Review Impact Beyond programme to enable it to fully align and contribute to strategic priorities.

Accelerating Women's Participation

 

Accelerate the Global development of women in rugby. Work with unions and regions to maximize the strategic growth opportunities. 
 
Focus on developing sustainable participation initiatives and driving diversity in rugby leadership roles.

Infrastructure & Partnerships

 

Align to major markets policy to create a clearer fit for purpose  delivery model that contributes to sustainable growth in identified markets. 
 
Support regions and unions to grow and develop their infrastructure needs, specifically around organisational, commercial and physical infrastructure.
 
Identify strategically aligned partnerships with organisations capable of supporting the delivery of World Rugby objectives.

Understanding, Adapting and Informing

 

Support investigation and research in all areas related to growth and participation.
 
Promote the community game positively ensuring the development has greater global exposure.