Women’s Rugby Super Series
International rugby returns to Utah with the World Rugby-sanctioned Women’s Super Series from July 1st-9th. Four of the world’s top women’s international teams–Canada, England, France and the USA–will square off in a round-robin tournament to claim the Super Series Championship.
Host nation USA Rugby has partnered with Rugby Utah and Utah Sports Commission to bring the major international event to Salt Lake City area.
With such a high profile event the Women’s Super Series gives the Utah rugby community the chance to experience and support such an exciting event.
To learn of ways you can be involved with Women’s Super Series please read below…
- Friday, July 1st: Canada v England, France v USA (Times TBD)
- Tuesday, July 5th: England v France, Canada v USA (Times TBD)
- Saturday, July 9th: Canada v France, England v USA (Times TBD)
Salt Lake City voters passed a $15.3 million bond in 2003 for the construction of a Regional Athletic Complex to provide soccer, rugby and other recreation and competition purposes. The use of public funds was contingent upon securing a $7.5 million match from private sources, fulfilled through a gift from the Major League Soccer Organization Real Salt Lake in 2007. The new 140 acre complex features 16 multi-purpose fields, including a championship stadium field that features a scoreboard, restrooms and concessions.
For directions and information visit http://www.slcgov.com/RAC
The Women’s Rugby Super Series offers the Utah rugby community the opportunity to be involved with this international event on a variety of levels.
Whether you’re a youth rugby player looking for the opportunity to serve as a ball-kid for the matches or if you want to serve a team liaison for one of the teams, there are plenty of opportunities for you or your rugby club to experience the Women’s Rugby Super Series on a significant level.
Volunteer Opportunities include the following:
Title: Training Field Managers- 2 per training day
Notes: Managers are responsible for ensuring each practice field is prepared with all necessary equipment for each practice. Managers are also responsible to ensure all equipment is accounted for and returned at the end of the day.
Title: Competition Assistants – 4 per match day
Date: EVENT DAYS—see schedule below
Notes: Competition Assistants will help to ensure teams are lined up in the tunnel prior to game time, assist will ball kids, assist Team Liaisons, maintain locker rooms, assist referees, manage timings on warm-up field, etc. Volunteers must be mature and responsible as they will be around athletes and fast moving event ops.
Title: Venue Dressing Assistants – 4 per set-up day
Date: TBD, but typically day before match days
Notes: Assist with signage hanging and general preparation of the stadium for game day.
Title: Spotter – 2 per match day
Date: EVENT DAYS –see schedule below
Notes: Will be stationed at field level with a radio to report scores & results to the stats & production booths. Attention to detail required; rugby knowledge helpful but not necessary.
Title: Ball Kids – 6 per match
Date: EVENT DAYS —see schedule below
Notes: Stationed around field to ensure ball is always available to players. Retrieves balls from kicks and kicks at goal. Rugby knowledge is required for this position. Minimum age of 10, Maximum age of 14.
Title: Liaison Officer – 2 per team, 6 teams
Dates: June 28-July 10
Notes: Assists the teams during their stay in the Salt Lake area. Must have knowledge of the area, be available for the duration of the dates required, have a current, valid drivers license and pass a background check. Must be at least 18 years of age. Meals and tournament shirts will be provided.