Deputy Leader Clare Bailey

Clare Bailey praises “fantastic” Women’s Rugby World Cup

Saturday 26 August 2017
Clare Bailey MLA has heaped praise on the participants and organisers of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup ahead of the final today.
Clare Bailey said: “It’s been a fantastic tournament and will inspire the next generation of rugby players, both male and female, across this island.
“I’m delighted that the city of Belfast has played host to such a well managed tournament – I pay tribute to the event organisers including the IRFU, World Rugby and Tourism Northern Ireland.
“It’s so important that we encourage women and girls to participate in sport. The players showed serious skill, fitness and ability and are an inspiration to the many thousands of people who came out to watch the matches.
“I was lucky enough to attend a few matches and really enjoyed the carnival atmosphere generated by supporters from all around the world.”
The South Belfast MLA concluded:
“Good luck to all the players involved in matches this weekend.”
ENDS
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