The potential for establishing a British and Irish Lions girls’s staff is to be checked out by a brand new feasibility group.
England worldwide Shaunagh Brown and Eire’s Niamh Briggs will kind a part of the 13-strong panel.
Will probably be chaired by former Wales and Lions wing Ieuan Evans, now a Lions board member.
“Ladies’s rugby is experiencing unprecedented development all over the world, with participation ranges persevering with to extend yearly,” Evans stated.
“A girls’s Lions staff is an enormous alternative for the ladies’s sport, and I’m wanting ahead to working with the steering group to evaluate its viability.”
World Rugby’s girls’s excessive efficiency supervisor Nicky Ponsford can be a part of the group, as are Gemma Fay, Scottish Rugby’s head of women and girls’s technique, and Sue Day, the Rugby Soccer Union’s chief working and monetary officer.
The steering staff will provoke a feasibility examine to be oversees by a specialist consulting group.
“I consider a girls’s Lions staff is a big alternative, however there are a selection of challenges to contemplate when seeking to create a profitable girls’s set-up,” stated Lions managing director and steering group member Ben Calveley.
“Monetary viability, appropriate opposition and applicable scheduling within the girls’s rugby calendar will all want rigorous evaluation, analysis and cautious consideration.”