RFU: Red Roses launch

Event: RFU Red Roses launch
Location: Twickenham, London, UK
Date: 05 October 2016

Ahead of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, the governing body for rugby union in England has set out a new identity for England Women and a new vision to maximise participation in the sport at all levels. Now known as the Red Roses, the team will be seeking to retain the trophy they won in 2014.

“England Rugby has demonstrated its commitment to the women’s game,” said RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie at the launch event at the hallowed Twickenham rugby stadium. “We wanted to create an identity for England Women that would inspire more people to get involved whether playing or supporting the women’s game.”

England players Sarah Hunter, Natasha Hunt and Emily Scarratt were joined by Ritchie, RFU director of professional rugby Nigel Melville, RFU director of rugby development Steve Grainger and England legend Maggie Alphonsi to unveil the Red Roses at Twickenham.

We’re big rugby fans here at Spacesuit Media, of all codes. The women’s professional game is fast paced and exciting to watch, and we wanted to show our support for this new era. With that in mind, we sent Lou Johnson along to capture the Red Roses launch event. Lou has been recently been documenting women’s participation in motorsport with Susie Wolff’s Dare To Be Different campaign and we knew Lou’s colourful style and powerful portrait work would be a good fit for the Red Roses.

More information can be found by visiting englandrugby.com.

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