Sports minister to launch women’s World Cup

Gerry Sutcliffe, the Minister for Sport, will launch the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on November 23.

The Women’s Rugby World Cup takes place in England from August 20 – September 5 in South West London and promises to be the biggest women’s rugby world cup event ever.

Launch details:

11am Shakespeare Room Suite, South Stand – Press Conference

12pm Twickenham Stadium pitch side. Photo call and interview opportunities for broadcast media.

1230pm Lunch and refreshments.

Available for interview will be:

Gerry Sutcliffe, the Minister for Sport
Martyn Thomas, Chairman of the RFU Management Board
Rosie Williams, RFUW Managing Director
Bernard Lapasset, IRB Chairman
Mike Miller, IRB CEO
England Coach Gary Street
England Captain Catherine Spencer
New Zealand Assistant Coach Grant Hansen
New Zealand Captain Victoria Heighway
Wales player Non Evans
Ireland player Joy Neville
Scotland player Sarah Gill
Canada player Mandy Marchuk

Key information about the tournament, including fixtures, venues, broadcasting and ticketing will also be announced on the day.

Phone interviews and rights free images will be available. Please email to confirm your attendance and make your media requests by November 22, 12pm.

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