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An important Women's rugby conference will take place over three-days - December 7,8, and 9 - in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Queens University.

The event features a roster of dynamic speakers:

  • Nicole Lavoi: Co-Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport;
  • Katie Sadleir: World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby;
  • Kathy Henderson: Vice Chair, Rugby Canada;
  • Phaidra Knight: USA Rugby Player of the Decade and World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee; and,
  • Donna Duffy: Director of the Female Brain Project

The theme of the conference will be “Capitalizing on Women’s Leadership and Opportunities in Rugby.”


Early-bird registration (before Oct. 31) / Late Registration (after Oct. 31)

To learn more about the Conference go to

NB - (Members receive a 40% discount off the registration fee.)

Missing your discount code? Then e-mail [email protected]

 WRCRA Member & Student Rate

$90 / $120


$150 / $200

Pioneers: FREE

Organization Rate (Includes 4 registrations)

$500 / $700

Hotel Information

To book a room, access

Hotel telephone: 704-372-7550


Established in 2017, the Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association is the professional organization for women’s rugby coaches and referees from all levels of play, and membership is extended to the vast network of support that includes players, administrators, media and fans. 

For more information, visit or contact WRCRA Committee Chair Kerrissa Heffernan, [email protected]. To learn more about the membership options, click here.


Founded in 2005, the US Women’s Rugby Foundation is committed to fostering and sustaining the growth of girls and women’s rugby. USWRF is a non-profit organization. For more information, visit or contact USWRF Chair Danita Knox, [email protected]