The potential of organising a British and Irish Lions ladies’s workforce is to be checked out by a brand new feasibility group.
England worldwide Shaunagh Brown and Eire’s Niamh Briggs will kind a part of the 13-strong panel.
Will probably be chaired by former Wales and Lions wing Ieuan Evans, now a Lions board member.
“Ladies’s rugby is experiencing unprecedented progress all over the world, with participation ranges persevering with to extend yearly,” Evans stated.
“A ladies’s Lions workforce is an enormous alternative for the ladies’s sport, and I’m wanting ahead to working with the steering group to evaluate its viability.”
World Rugby’s ladies’s excessive efficiency supervisor Nicky Ponsford can also be a part of the group, as are Gemma Fay, Scottish Rugby’s head of women and girls’s technique, and Sue Day, the Rugby Soccer Union’s chief working and monetary officer.
The steering workforce will provoke a feasibility research to be oversees by a specialist consulting group.
“I imagine a ladies’s Lions workforce is a big alternative, however there are a variety of challenges to think about when seeking to create a profitable ladies’s set-up,” stated Lions managing director and steering group member Ben Calveley.
“Monetary viability, appropriate opposition and applicable scheduling within the ladies’s rugby calendar will all want rigorous evaluation, analysis and cautious consideration.”