09.05.2017 Sponsorship,Press Releases
AIG is the official sponsor of the New Zealand Black Ferns, who are celebrating their fifth Women’s Rugby World Cup title after beating England 41-32 on Saturday 26th August in Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium.
The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup was hosted in Ireland this August, so to celebrate AIG’s support of the Black Ferns’ and their participation in this premier international tournament, two separate sponsorship activation events took place in Dublin.
On the 8th of August, players Charlene Gubb, Eloise Blackwell, and Hazel Tubic visited Westmanstown RFC to facilitate a training session and inspirational talk with their underage girls’ rugby team as part of the AIG Heroes initiative – a grassroots initiative that leverages AIG’s sporting sponsorships to provide positive role models for young people in local communities. As part of the event, Declan O’Rourke, General Manager at AIG Ireland presented a cheque to the value of $5,000 USD to Westmanstown Youth Rugby Club to help support the development of their underage girls rugby structures.
Black Ferns Hazel Tubic, Selica Winiata and Theresa Fitzpatrick went head to head with Dublin GAA ladies footballers Sinead Goldrick and Molly Lamb, as well as Dublin Camogie players Claire Donnelly & Aisling Carolan in Dublin’s Donnybrook Stadium on 16th August to try their hand at Gaelic Games in a cross-skills challenge involving Gaelic football, camogie, and rugby. Both teams exchanged jerseys as a mark of respect and celebration of their respective sports.