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Girls showcase Rugby4All at Trafalgar Square RWC 2015 Fan Zone

Girls from across Coventry schools have been given the opportunity to showcase and promote the Wasps Premiership Rugby programme, Rugby4All at the official RWC fan zone in Trafalgar Square, London.

Wasps were invited to bring a group of 14 girls down to the event to showcase the impact that the Rugby4All programme can have on women. The group, who have all been involved in the initiative, got the chance to take part in some fun demonstrations, exercises and tag rugby games. They were given guidance by four professional players, who also participated: Harlequins Joe Marchant, England Women's Rugby World Cup winner Rachael Burford and Saracens duo Nathan Earle and Biyi Alo.

Rugby4All is Premiership Rugby's innovative programme which is backed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and run in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to increase the number of women and girls involved in the sport, to provide better access for disabled people and to promote the game among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups.

Wayne Morris, Aviva Premiership Rugby's Community and CSR Director, said:

"A scheme like this and a partnership with an organisation like the Equality and Human Rights Commission really provides us with the right skillset and expertise to get out into the communities that are newer to our sport and get them involved.”

"The event in Trafalgar Square provides us with a fantastic location right in the centre of London and with a World Cup Final at the weekend, there is no better time for us to showcase the work that is going on day in, day out.”

Tom Clift, programme manager for Engage! Coventry said:

"A scheme like this and a partnership with an organisation like the Equality and Human Rights Commission really provides us with the right skillset and expertise to get out into the communities that are newer to our sport and get them involved.”