Play FAir! Oxford University’s Pembroke College Women’s Rugby Team Kick Their Kit Into Touch

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Oxford UniversityÂ?s Pembroke College womenÂ?s rugby team will play their first game of the season with pride, kitted head to toe in brand new kit and pads as part of a new sponsorship deal with international womenÂ?s organisation, Aurora.

This is a very important sponsorship deal for the women of Pembroke College because it marks a milestone in the College’s history and a major breakthrough for female students.

For Pembroke College’s female students, the support of an international organisation means financial independence and a women’s rugby team to be proud of. Until now the women’s rugby team has had to borrow kit from the men’s team, so that on the pitch, they were never considered as professional or as talented as their male counterparts.

Phillipa Jose, member of Pembroke College’s rugby team believes that rugby is just the tip of the iceberg. “It’s not about competing with the guys, it’s about tackling the low self esteem amongst female students. The team's success is sending a message to our female contemporaries to be confident, try new things, break new barriers and put yourself forward”

Glenda Stone, CEO of Aurora Gender Capital Management says, “Before long, these women will be embarking on their careers. It is so important that they face their future with confidence and enthusiasm - expecting equal opportunities and looking for gender equality in the workplace. It is through this generation of women and the next that we can work towards better opportunities and the economic advancement of women.”


  • About Aurora Gender Capital Management

Aurora Gender Capital Management is an international organisation working for the advancement of women. Aurora’s focus is to advance women’s corporate careers, accelerate women owned business and assist companies become employers of choice for women.

Aurora offers a free online service for women to research and compare companies `Where women want to work’ at

Pictures are available upon request.

For further information about Aurora Gender Capital Management, please contact:

Rebecca Oatley

Cherish PR

07970 655913

For further information about Oxford University’s Pembroke College Women’s Rugby Team, please contact:

Holly Morgan on 07899843288

Pembroke College

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