02 Jul Gallagher Chiefs women in rugby
The Gallagher Chiefs ran out in a limited edition Women in Rugby jersey on the 13th June which represented and acknowledged the thousands of females who play and/or support rugby in the Chiefs region.
Each jersey was signed after the game and donated to 23 different schools within the Chiefs region to help raise funds for sports equipment, travel or apparel for their female rugby teams. Just a few of the lucky schools included Cambridge High School, Hamilton Girls High School, Hauraki Plains College, Matamata College, Mercury Bay Area School, Otorohanga College, Sacred Heart High School, Taumaranui High School, Te Awamutu College, Te Kuiti High School to name a few.
The limited edition jersey design acknowledges the thousands of females both young and old, who play and support rugby. The pink and purple tinge commemorates wahine of all levels who play and support rugby, along with connecting to the Gallagher Chiefs training jersey colours to acknowledge the importance of preparation. The black colouring in the jersey is to acknowledge the female rugby players from the Chiefs Region who have represented New Zealand at an international level. The triangular arrow patterns on the jersey speak to the significance of always moving forward, both on the rugby field and in the promotion of females both playing and supporting rugby.
Below- Hamilton Girls’ High School and Sacred Heart Girls’ College were presented the jerseys by Gallagher Chiefs Laghlan McWhannell and Sam McNicol
Sacred Heart Girls’ College
Hamilton Girls’ High School