Leinster Rugby to host Pride webinar
June 24, 2021 2:48 pm Marcus Ó Buachalla
This Saturday, 26 June, at 1pm, the Inclusivity Committee of Leinster Rugby will host a webinar on Facebook and YouTube, entitled Building Allies With Pride – Leinster Rugby: A Home For All.
The webinar, which is supported by Bank of Ireland, will be hosted by broadcaster Craig Doyle and features a host of guests from a variety of backgrounds and roles both inside and outside of Leinster Rugby.
The Chair of the Inclusivity Committee, Moira Flahive, speaking to leinsterrugby.ie said, “We are looking forward hugely to the webinar on Saturday.
“I would like to thank everyone on the Inclusivity Committee and the Leinster Rugby Branch for their help in getting to this point and for celebrating Pride over the month of June.
“I would also like to thank Richie and Tom from the Emerald Warriors RFC who have been engaging with the Inclusivity Committee in this aspect of the work which falls within the Committee’s remit.
“We have, we believe, a stellar panel of guests and I look forward to Craig taking us through the various stories and also looking to the future and what we can all do to build allies within rugby for our friends and our teammates that might be coming to terms with their sexuality.
“Sport can be a brilliant force for change and for bringing people from all backgrounds together, and we hope that by sharing our stories on Saturday, the same day as the Virtual Pride Parade, we can help position Leinster Rugby, our clubs, our schools, our communities, as a home for all.”
The panel for Saturday’s webinar is as follows:
– Moira Flahive, Barrister and Chair of the Leinster Rugby Inclusivity Committee
– Richie Fagan, President of Emerald Warriors RFC
– Craig Maxwell-Keys, Elite Referee, RFU
– Lindsay Peat, Leinster and Ireland Rugby
– Jack Dunne, Leinster Rugby
The webinar, which can be viewed below LIVE at 1pm on Saturday, 26 June, will be hosted on the Leinster Rugby Facebook and YouTube channels at the links below and would not have been possible without the support of Bank of Ireland.