Let's tackle the opposition

Come on. Put your money where your mouth is. Kiwis talk a big game about supporting women in rugby, but let’s tackle the opportunity for real, raising the profile of women’s rugby and advocating for change and development.

Haere mai. Welcome.

53%

Women in Sport Aotearoa WISPA recently stated more than 53% of New Zealand adults now consider "gender equity in sport" to be an important social issue.

14.6%

Female player numbers rose to a total of 27,838 in 2021, which represents a 14.6% increase on 2017.

Top 5

The inaugural women's Super Rugby match between the nib Blues and the Waitomo Chiefs rated in the top five viewed events in early 2021.

Opportunities to support WiRA

WIRA has been established with the mahi and commitment from 500+ volunteers. From here we are determined WIRA becomes an organisation which itself offers sustainable pathways and opportunities in rugby. This means employing administrators and investing in communications platforms and opportunities where we can share ideas which enable our core roles of advocacy, empowerment, promotion and development to be successful.

To date, any costs have been borne by founding members and through voluntary support from our 500+ membership base.  We now seek partners who can help WIRA develop even further.  As WIRA is a not-for-profit, partnership payments or donations to WIRA can be included in your tax deductibles.

Founding and Principal Partner

First XV Supporting Partners

$15,000 pa for 3 years, exclusive opportunity

Help support WIRA to meet our core objectives and be recognised as truly backing women in rugby in Aotearoa at every level. You might just be the force behind our next Farah Palmer Cup champions, our Super Rugby champions and our next Black Ferns and Black Ferns Sevens World and Olympic champions.

  • Acknowledgement as Principal Partner to WIRA across all communications platforms including media relations, website content, social media content and events
  • Partner logo displayed prominently across all communications platforms
  • Bespoke content developed for you to share across all your platforms, externally and internally featuring members of WIRA from players, coaches and referees, through to administrators, volunteers and fans
  • Opportunity to present at WIRA events and meetings enabling you to talk to your commitment to women’s rugby
  • Access to members of WIRA for your own events to help inspire your people, customers and other stakeholders. 

$5,000 pa for 3 years

We want WIRA to have a sustainable future which means we need a team behind our team. We’re aiming for a First XV to help us put WIRA on a firm footing with paid administrative and corporate support. Funds from the fifteen partners will go directly to employing staff to manage the WIRA teams and their outputs to best deliver on our advocacy, empowerment, promotion and development.

  • Acknowledgement as a First XV Supporting Partner across WIRA communications platforms including website content, social media content and events, whenever and wherever possible, and acknowledgement at sign on through media relations
  • First XV Supporting Partner logo displayed prominently across all communications platforms
  • Content developed for you to share across all your platforms, externally and internally featuring members of WIRA
  • Opportunity to present at WIRA events and meetings enabling you to talk to your commitment to women’s rugby
  • Access to members of WIRA for your own platforms to help inspire your people and customers 

Our Sponsors

All good teams have great supporters

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Founding Member

WIRA members are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to support our aims and objectives. Every little bit helps. Your financial contribution is valued as much as the time, energy and brainpower you donate to the cause. Your support will be acknowledged on the WIRA website and you will have access to WIRA events and gatherings throughout the motu.

Be part of our team

Wāhine have much to offer our national game, both on and off the field. We are harnessing the collective power of our membership to be ambitious for what our sport can become and the part wāhine can play in leading it forward. 

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