The USA Women’s XVs program has been competing since 1987 and were the winners of the inaugural Women's Rugby World Cup.
However, the USA Women's XVs program is the only program without secondary funding. This means, when USA rugby is experiencing financial hardship, so is the Women’s XVs program. The current budget leaves the players responsible for travel to/from camps and tours, housing during camps and tours, multiple camp fees, and loss of wages, etc.
We will be honest with our financial situation and what we hope to achieve through this foundation.
While women’s rugby around the World is professionalizing, the USA women remain largely pay - to - play and it becomes extremely challenging to remain competitive, although we all have the talent to do so.
To remain competitive, we must raise $200,000 for the Women’s XVs program as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup (through donations, grants, sponsorships, and partnerships). We are aligned with USA Rugby in this mission, and will work directly with them to ensure that all money raised through the foundation goes directly to the needs listed below.
Donations will be used to offset costs for players which includes:
First 15s cap: June, 2015
Campus Recreation Professional,
First 7s Cap: October, 2016
First 15s Cap: April, 2017
Business Development Manager,
Clear Water Services, LLC.