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ChildFund is delighted to be appointed as the Principal Charity for Rugby World Sevens 2022 in South Africa, a first in the history of the 7s event.
This follows a hugely successful partnership for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, where rugby fans and commercial partners around the globe pledged more than £2million, as well as an an ongoing partnership for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand – the premier women’s 15s global event.
These partnerships have given more than 55,000 children from vulnerable communities the opportunity to play, learn, and lead, including now in South Africa and Malawi.
ChildFund Rugby is working with rugby partners to provide opportunities for children and young people to learn new life skills so that they are better equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and become active leaders in their communities. More than 50% of players, coaches and administrators are female.
Funds raised through Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 partnership will be used to support partnerships in Africa to:
- Promote gender equality through rugby;
- Support young people to respond to the ongoing challenges of COVID 19;
- Support sustainable game growth for all in a safe environment.
10% of all donations from the public will be provided to South African Rugby Union’s official charity partner, the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.