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On Sunday 12 May 2024, Rugby Club Luxembourg (RCL) hosted the third edition of the Lëtzebuerg Rugby Ladies Day at the Boy Konen sports field in Luxembourg-Cessange.

As reported by RCL, almost 70 participants aged four to 65 showed up for this event, which "served as a vibrant celebration of women's empowerment in sports".

One of the highlights of the day, according to the organisers, was the presence of Luxembourg's Minister of Sport, Georges Mischo, and the Minister for Gender Equality and Diversity, Yuriko Backes. Joining them were key figures including the President of the Luxembourg Rugby Federation (FLR), Jeff Boulot, the President of the Luxembourg Touch Federation, Nick Frank, and the President of RCL, Paolo Tarakdjian. The event also saw the participation of the female national rugby team of Luxembourg.

RCL seized the occasion to announce the creation of a second ladies rugby team in Luxembourg, "a significant step towards expanding opportunities for women in the sport". RCL added that the news reflects its "dedication to promoting inclusivity and camaraderie through rugby". For more information about how to join this team, contact RCL via email:

Elaborating on Sunday's event, RCL said the Lëtzebuerg Rugby Ladies Day once again "provided a unique platform for girls and women of all ages and skill levels to come together, share their passion for sport and inspire the next generation of female rugby players". Attendees had the opportunity to participate in Touch and rugby stations designed to introduce more girls and women to rugby in "a safe and enjoyable environment".

The attendance of Ministers Mischo and Backes "highlighted the government's dedication to promoting women's participation in sports and fostering an inclusive sporting culture nationwide". The organisers added that their presence "elevated the significance" of the Lëtzebuerg Rugby Ladies Day, "emphasising the importance of creating opportunities for girls and women in traditionally male-dominated sports like rugby".

The Lëtzebuerg Rugby Ladies Day also aligned with Luxembourg's Diversity Day, "uniting players, coaches and supporters from diverse teams and backgrounds to challenge stereotypes and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in rugby".