Statements on Transgender Inclusion in Rugby

Following recent news circulating throughout the rugby and sport communities, Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and Bingham Cup Ottawa released statements regarding the proposed guidelines concerning transgender players. 

Rugby Canada, under its own press release, provided an update on the feedback submitted by the national union to the proposed transgender guidelines that were drafted by a World Rugby working group.  In a joint statement by Bingham Cup Ottawa and Rugby Ontario, the two organizations are united in advocating against the proposed guidelines, whereby a policy change would recommend banning trans women from the sport of rugby.  The press releases can be accessed at the following links:

Rugby Canada Press Release – September 3, 2020

Bingham Cup & Rugby Ontario Press Release – September 3, 2020

For more information and resources on International Gay Rugby (IGR) and the subject of Transgender Inclusion in Rugby, visit the IGR website: https://igrugby.org/

This information is being shared with the community to ensure widespread awareness at the local, provincial and national level on this important conversation.  Should you receive any inquiries or have questions yourself about the proposed transgender guidelines and the statements issued today, you may direct those inquiries to Rugby Ontario.