SA women’s rugby gets strategic boost

first_img Published on February 18, 2021 SA Rugby has refocused its approach to women’s rugby by appointing former Ireland captain Lynne Cantwell as the first-ever high-performance manager. The Springbok Women will take part in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September with the support of SA Rugby’s first high-performance manager for Women’s Rugby.ALSO READ: New development in Dyantyi caseSA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux announced that Cantwell had been lured to South Africa to fill the role in a departmental rejigging.‘If we’re serious about women’s rugby – and we are – we had to make a serious appointment, and we have,’ Roux said.‘Lynne comes on board at a time when we have committed to growing the game among women – a directive from World Rugby and a South African national imperative – and she will work closely with Rassie Erasmus [Director of Rugby], Charles Wessels [GM: Rugby] and Springbok Women’s head coach Stanley Raubenheimer to improve the women’s game in South Africa.’Cantwell holds a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in Ireland and has a Masters in Physiotherapy from Southampton University in England. The former outside centre, who amassed 86 Test caps for Ireland, said joining SA Rugby affords her a number of exciting challenges.‘Globally women’s rugby has been recognised as the strategic growth area for the game where it is experiencing rapid transformation as a result of World Rugby’s focus.‘At SA Rugby, we are committed to progress but recognise the work that needs to be done to repair and rebuild in order to move forward.‘I think the women’s rugby community in South Africa has a unique identity and strength, with a bright future. I look forward to working with everyone to design an environment that allows South African women’s talent to thrive.‘I am excited and naturally a bit nervous about the big move over to South Africa for me and my family, but I feel incredibly comforted by the warm welcome I have been given internally at SA Rugby, by the players and management, and the provincial CEOs.‘I am intensely motivated to progress women’s rugby and women’s involvement in rugby, and the backing on a leadership level from Jurie, Rassie and Charles was central to my decision to join the team.’ALSO READ: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe herePhoto: SA Rugby SA women’s rugby gets strategic boost Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img SumabisThis Is What Happens To Your Body If You Sleep With Socks OnSumabis|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Springbok Women, Test Rugby, Top headlines, Women’s World Cup Post by Dylan Jack  282  10 Lynne Cantwell is SA Rugby’s new Women’s High Performance Manager ‘ ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Vermont unemployment rate declined three-tenths to 3.7 percent in February

first_imgAgain driven by a steep drop in the number of unemployed, along with a gain in employment, the Vermont jobless rate fell again and remains the lowest rate east of the Mississippi. The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February 2014 was 3.7 percent. This represents a decrease of three-tenths of a percent from the January rate of 4.0 percent. The comparative national average was 6.7 percent, which was up one-tenth of a percent from January. February 2014 data represents the fifth consecutive reported monthly decrease to the statewide unemployment rate in Vermont. Vermont’s unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in the country.    “It is good news that the statewide unemployment rate has reached pre-2007-recession levels, and Vermont’s job totals are nearly back to where they were before the recession. Yet, we recognize that shifts in the economy and corporate changes have led to displacement of some Vermont workers. The Department encourages Vermonters to visit one of our regional offices to tap into services and programs for job counseling and placement assistance,” said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.Governor Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on Vermont’s unemployment rate: “I am pleased that Vermont’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.7 percent, the lowest it’s been since June 2006 and now the 4th lowest unemployment rate in the nation. While monthly rates fluctuate, Vermont clearly is on the right track with jobs and economic growth. We have seen jobs gains across industries, including professional and business services, education and health services, our local food economy, and manufacturing. I am proud that Vermont has added almost 11,000 new jobs since I took office. Like all states, Vermont has seen some businesses downsize or close over the years, and I know today’s good numbers are not a comfort to employees who have faced those layoffs. But this low unemployment rate tracks with what I’m hearing from employers across the state, that good jobs are available and businesses are looking to hire trained and skilled workers. As we continue to outpace other states, Vermont has a lot to be proud of, but we have more work to do.”last_img read more