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Horizons Initiative

Developing the Next Generation of Women Coaches, Referees, and Administrators

The Horizons Initiative seeks to strategically increase the numbers of women coaches and referees in the U.S. by funding certification courses for women. In addition to regular Zoom meetings and course certification, the program builds support systems throughout the women’s rugby community for participants and leverages our network to connect participants to a range of coaching and refereeing opportunities.

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Expertise, Opportunity, Community

As part of the Horizons Initiative, WRCRA will:


  • Host an annual online seminar for participants explaining coach, referee, and administrator education pathways and career opportunities.

  • Sponsor Horizons participants tuition to attend USA Rugby & World Rugby certification courses and/or Referee certifications yearly. 

  • Provide participants with assistance in finding immersive learning experiences to augment their rugby education. For more information contact:

Eligibility for funding:


  • Applicants must be a current *WRCRA member. For more info on joining WRCRA see: Join/Renew WRCRA Membership

  • WRCRA need-based membership scholarships are available to both individual applicants and organizations who may apply for targeted members. To apply for membership scholarships please complete and submit grant application to

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