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We would like to let you know about 2 up-coming events

2019 Rugby World Cup Japan opened on 20th September and this weekend sees the start of finals tournament.

Let’s take this opportunity to embody the vision of the tournament “Connect Create Go Forward” and work together to create a rugby festival with our rugby family and friends!!

Shibuya meets Rugby

—–Notice of change of time and additional activities —–

Further to the information that we provided in our newsletter about the above event, we have been advised that a big guest has also been invited to add to the excitement!

We promise that both adults and children alike will enjoy the viewing at one of the most comfortable and elegant venues in Japan!

Venue

“Space 428” 

Level 15, Shibuya Ward Office New Building (free entry)

1-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0042

 

Event start

20th September (Sun)

 

Japan vs South Africa viewing

Let’s watch what is garaunteed to be a great match on the big screen with former Rugby World Cup winning Coach, Bob Dwyer !!

From 6:55pm  ( 7:15pm kick off )

 

This year is the 9th Rugby World Cup and Bob Dwyer is the IRB Hall of Fame inductee legend that coached the Australian Wallabies to one of their past World Cup victories.

Bob will join this event as a special guest. Details below

 

Former Australian Rugby Union Chairman, Dilip Kumar, will also be a guest at this event. Dilip was the signatory to the Tokyo Rugby Accord that was signed in Tokyo with Japan Rugby Association Chairman Mori to promote the game of rugby in Japan.

Dilip was also a key supporter of Japan’s bid for 2011 Rugby World Cup and he was the first person from the major rugby countries to support Japan’s bid campaign in  November 2005

Details are below (Japanese only)

 

We will also be joined by John Quick, who coached Japan at 1987 Rugby World Cup.

Here is some memorable episodes : RWC2019 News

 

Activities

Rugby quiz / Pass the ball game / Record attempt for how many people to touch at rugby ball once!!

Session 1: 14:00 – 14:25

Session 2: 18:30 – 18:55

Thanks to the generosity of Shibuya Rugby Union children at primary school ages and under will get a chance to win a World Cup rugby ball!

(Only those enrolled between 6pm – 7pm at the venue)

Details are below (Japanese only)

 

There will be rugby gear, photo booth and “try rugby “ activities at the  venue!

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

If there’s anything you are unclear on, please contact us : event@shibuyarugby.com

 

Symposium “Women in Rugby” at Showa Women’s University on 23

The Rugby World Cup 2019 has given us a taste of the excitement and the essence of rugby- “Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline, Respect”. It is not only a sport for men, but for women as well. World Rugby has started the “Women in Rugby” program and at this symposium, General Manager of this program, Katie Sadleir will talk about what rugby means for women with the first female CEO of Rugby Australia, Raelene Castle and Director of Japan Rugby Football Union, Keiko Asami.

★Date : October 28    4:30PM -6:00PM

★Venue: Showa Women’s University  (1-7-57 Taishido Setagaya-ku Tokyo)

★Guest speakers:

Ms. Katie Sadleir(World Rugby “Women in Rugby” General Manager)

Ms. Raelene Castle(CEO of Rugby Australia)

★Coordinator  :  Ms. Keiko Asami (Director of Japan Rugby Football Union)

★Master of Ceremony :   Ms. Naoko Saiki ( Director of World Rugby and JRFU)

★Sponsor  : Japan Rugby Football Union

★Cosponsor  :  Showa Women’s University

★English and Japanese Consecutive Interpretation

★Admission free

★Deadline for application : October 23

Please apply through this form http://bit.ly/31ZeDbR

 

【Katie Sadleir】

Katie Sadleir was appointed World Rugby General Manager for Women’s Rugby in November 2016. Prior to joining World Rugby, Katie accrued a wealth of experience as both an athlete and an administrator working in sports and sports governance in New Zealand. Born in Scotland, raised in Canada, Katie made New Zealand her home, representing her adopted country at the 1984 Olympic Games in synchronised swimming, before going on to win a bronze medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Following her retirement from international sport, Katie led the establishment of the New Zealand Academy of Sport network in the late 1990s. She then went on to serve as General Manager of Sport and Recreation New Zealand (now Sport New Zealand), from 2000-2006, acting as a leading proponent in the transformation of New Zealand’s High Performance system. From 2009-2015 she held directorships with both Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand. She also served as a director with the International Association of Elite Sport Training Centres, a board member of the New Zealand Swimming Federation and a member of New Zealand Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.

【Raelene Castle】

Raelene joined Rugby Australia as the code’s first female Chief Executive Officer, beginning in the role in January 2018.She was previously the CEO of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, where she spent four years leading the National Rugby League club after 6 years as CEO of Netball New Zealand.

Before beginning her career in sports administration, Raelene was a successful communications and marketing executive in the corporate sector. She is a former head of business marketing at Telecom NZ, communications manager at Bank of New Zealand and a marketing manager for Fuji Xerox. She has a rich sporting background as a former representative-level netball, tennis and lawn bowls player. Her father Bruce Castle is a former New Zealand Rugby Captain, and her mother Marlene a three-time Commonwealth Games lawn bowls medallist. Raelene has held several governance roles in sport, previously serving as a board director of the ANZ Championship netball, the International Federations of Netball Associations (IFNA) and as chair of the NRL club CEOs leadership group. Raelene was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2015 for services to Business and Sport. Born in Wagga Wagga NSW, she moved to New Zealand as young child and returned to Australia following her appointment as Bulldogs CEO in 2013.

【Keiko Asami】

The Director of Japan Rugby Football Union

The Technical Director of the Japan National Women’s Team

Joined Rugby Girls Club in the Nippon Sport Science University. She was selected for the Japan National Women’s Team from the second year of college since 1996. Asami participated in the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2002. She was the Captain for the National Team since 2003. Retiring as a player, Asami became the first female professional coach for the National Team since 2007. She was the Japan women’s head coach to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Details are below (Japanese only)

 

Regards,

SIRC Event Committee