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.
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.
Female player numbers rose to a total of 27,838 in 2021, which represents a 14.6% increase on 2017.
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.
Founding and Principal Partner
First XV Supporting Partners
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.