The Six Nations Council have today announced significant new initiatives to help raise the profile of the Women’s Six Nations from the forthcoming season. This major development will help enhance the Women’s Six Nations Championship in a number of key areas.
In an aim to develop Women’s rugby and to increase the profile of the Women’s Six Nations Championship, the Six Nations Council have worked with the six unions involved to ensure that all matches will be produced for television to a high quality broadcast standard.
In doing so, it will ensure that each country’s Women’s Six Nations Championship matches are available live either on television or streamed live on Six Nations YouTube / Facebook channels.
Ireland Women open their 6 Nations account on Friday 3 February away to Scotland at Broadwood. With home games in Donnybrook, they’ll face France on 26 February before their final match against England on St. Patrick’s Day. All of Ireland’s games will be screened on RTÉ.
In addition to broadcasting, the Six Nations Council have worked with all six unions to set minimum standards to be applied at each venue hosting a Women’s Six Nations Championship match. Each match will be attended by a Six Nations Rugby match manager to ensure that these standards are applied in all aspects.
John Feehan, Chief Executive of Six Nations Rugby said: “This is an exciting development for Women’s rugby and it will give us a great base to work on for the future.
For the first time in the history of the Six Nations Women’s Championship, supporters in each country will be able to watch all of their team’s matches live and to a high quality standard whether they are playing at home or away.
This forms part of the ongoing work done by the Six Nations Council who are constantly looking at the Championship within the context of the global rugby landscape and at ways of developing our sport. ”