Aon’s sponsorship of women’s rugby gets under way

Investment broker says that women’s rugby has evolved to become a global sport

Ireland women’s rugby team captain Niamh Briggs, head coach Tom Tierney, Aon’s Ian Thornton and  Yvonne Jacobi, and fly-half Nora Stapleton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/©INPHO

Ireland women’s rugby team captain Niamh Briggs, head coach Tom Tierney, Aon’s Ian Thornton and Yvonne Jacobi, and fly-half Nora Stapleton. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/©INPHO

 

Ireland women’s rugby head coach Tom Tierney, captain Niamh Briggs and outhalf Nora Stapleton launched insurance, pensions and investment broker Aon’s sponsorship of the national team and Women’s Rugby World Cup at the weekend.

Aon is sponsoring the national team and is also a partner of the overall event, which kicks off on August 9th. Ian Thornton, managing director of the firm’s employee benefits business in Ireland, said that women’s rugby had evolved to become a global sport.

“Aon is proud to be an official partner of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team since 2014, and a sponsor of this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup,” he said.