Rugby and gender equality messages

This is an activity under the ChildFund Pass It Back Rugby program – Sports for Creative Development. It is developed by ChildFund Australia, in partnership with the World Rugby League, the Asian Rugby Federation and the Women Win organization.

This program aims to equip children and young people with life skills in disadvantaged communities in Asia. Through practicing and playing football, students are trained in practical life skills such as communication, leadership, support. That’s dealing with negative pressure from friends or handling conflicts.

With some sports, gender stereotypes have long been established and as a result, restrictions on the right of young women to participate. This rugby is a very new sport in Asia, so gender stereotypes do not exist. They hope that this program will help girls and boys have the opportunity to develop life skills equally.

Pass It Back belt football is a collision-free rugby. In this sport, each player wears two colored cards on his belt. An attacking team player. If he is able to hold the ball and run past the defensive team to the scoring line without getting a card on the belt, will score 5 points.

If the card is lost, the player has 3 steps and 3 seconds to pass the ball back to a teammate. Otherwise the right to attack will be transferred to the defensive team. Promotes healthy lifestyles and teamwork, the 5 values ​​of Pass It Back rugby.

It includes: integrity, respect, discipline, passion and solidarity in a safe and fun environment. This year’s Pass It Back rugby tournament is supported by the Irish Rugby Federation (IRFU) and will be held at the Belfast Harlequins RFC Stadium.

ChildFund Pass It Back Program Director Chris Mastaglio said: “ChildFund Pass It Back is designed to help children and young people who are facing poverty and have little opportunity to participate in sports. organized sports. As for children and teenagers, the barriers to their participation are much greater.

As the program focuses on gender equity and the participation of children and young women. We have decided to hold an event towards the final of this Women’s World Cup to highlight the development of rugby for women globally”.