Today's Date: December 7, 2022
KERV Interactive Elevates Jay Wolff to Chief Revenue Officer, Tapping Former TikTok Executive Creed Pettit as SVP, Revenue &   •   Populus Financial Group Donates $15,000 to Junior Achievement; Volunteers Teach JA in a Day   •   Protecting more nature in partnership with Indigenous Peoples   •   Sara Romine Joins Lockton as U.S. General Counsel   •   Government of Canada invests in MEDTEQ+ to fund groundbreaking technologies that will benefit Canada's seniors and their familie   •   The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Partners with Global FoodBanking Network to Remind the Public How They Can Help Reduce Hunger   •   2022 Export Practitioner Monthly Subscription: Detailed Look at US Export Licensing Requirements and Enforcement Policies - Rese   •   Library and Archives Canada launches new Listen, Hear Our Voices funding cycle for 2023-2024, in support of First Nations, Inuit   •   Hyfe Listed on 2022 CB Insights Digital Health 150 List Recognizing the Most Promising Digital Health Companies   •   Blue Shield of California Introduces At-Home Care Services to Accommodate Members' Busy Lives   •   Fluke Donates Tools to the Lee College Instrumentation Lab in Memory of Long-Time Fluke Engineer Bob Greenberg   •   Old Glory Bank Announces Code of Vets as Charitable Round-Up Partner   •   Zevo Donates Bug and Insect Control Solutions to Disaster Relief Organization to Assist in Hurricane Recovery   •   INVESTIGATION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Welltower Inc. and Encourages Investors wi   •   PALMER'S RELEASES FIRST BRAND CAMPAIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SASHA GROUP   •   Library and Archives Canada announces First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation organizations receiving 2022-2023 funding fro   •   Agilent Again Named to Newsweek’s List of America’s Most Responsible Companies   •   Prime Healthcare Hospitals Rank Among the Nation's Best with an "A" for Patient Safety   •   Three Hightower Advisors Win Honors from InvestmentNews' Women to Watch Awards   •   Meijer Brightens Holiday for In-Store and Pickup Customers with Nearly $400,000 in Surprise Holiday Shopping Sprees
Bookmark and Share

Rugby Canada Launches Let's Play Rugby, Presented by NFP

Rugby Canada Launches Let's Play Rugby, Presented by NFP

PR Newswire

New program aims to encourage youth across the country ages 13 – 16 to try girls rugby in a noncontact, inclusive environment

TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, in partnership with Rugby Canada, today announced the launch of Let's Play Rugby, presented by NFP, a new youth rugby program administered by Rugby Canada.

Earlier this year, NFP became Rugby Canada's official insurance partner and official team partner of Canada's Senior Women's Program. The team is set to compete at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand this month. NFP and Rugby Canada are also supporting grassroots rugby through a collaboration that provides girls across Canada with opportunities to get involved in the sport and engage with Rugby Canada teams.

"We're thrilled to partner with Rugby Canada on Let's Play Rugby and advance a relationship that has exceeded expectations," said John Haas, president, NFP in Canada. "I've spent time with the Women's 15s squad on several occasions, and it's clear that our values – teamwork, inclusion and high performance – are aligned. It's exciting to see these values in action as we create opportunities for girls with diverse backgrounds and experiences to learn more about the sport and make new connections."

Currently in the pilot stage in British Columbia, Let's Play Rugby, presented by NFP, aims to encourage young people across the country ages 13 – 16 to try girls rugby in a noncontact, inclusive environment. The program builds social connection, empowerment, self-confidence and choice for all participants through school, community and club rugby.

In its current form, the Let's Play Rugby program will span 10 weeks, with the initial introduction starting at a school before concluding at the location of a local rugby club. Rugby Canada staff will lead the sessions with additional support from local clubs and schoolteachers. Participants will develop interpersonal and rugby skills through various activities and game-based coaching and choose how the session will develop. There will also be opportunities to build social connection with other players, with a focus on empowering participants to be their true selves.

"The goal of the program is to have more players participating in inclusive rugby within our clubs across Canada with a girls structure," said Steph Veal, Women and Girls Rugby project coordinator for Rugby Canada. "The program will also function as the bridge for participants who enjoyed the introduction to rugby and want to continue playing at the club or community level. We really believe the program will advance the women's game across Canada."

"Women's rugby in Canada is thriving, as illustrated by the success of Canada's Senior Women's 15s team, and the program will be another tool that increases the number of individuals playing the sport," said Paul Hunter, senior director of Community Rugby and Rugby Development. "By incorporating different elements of our game into this program and equipping participants with skills they can use in everyday life, players will take what they learn from this program and apply it within their communities, thus growing as a player and a person."

In addition to the pilot program this fall in BC, Rugby Canada will host three more pilot locations in the spring of 2023 in Alberta, Quebec and New Brunswick.

"We hope to provide this program to all clubs and communities across the country," Veal added. "Having NFP's support will help us provide the proper resources so schools, clubs and community organizations can deliver it by themselves or with our support."

About NFP

NFP is a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement plan advisor. The company provides solutions enabling client success through the expertise of 1,000 employees based in Canada, more than 7,000 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions. NFP is the 9th best place to work for large employers in insurance, 7th largest privately-owned broker, 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue and 13th largest broker of US business (all rankings according to Business Insurance).

Visit to discover how NFP empowers clients to meet their goals.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News