Transforming women's rugby

Deborah Griffin

Homerton Bursar Deborah Griffin OBE has, for the past 30 years, been at the forefront of women's rugby in the UK. From organising the first Women's World Cup in 1991, to becoming the first woman to sit on the board of the Rugby Football Union, she has led the transformation of the women's game to its newly professional status. 

We were delighted to see Deborah's achievements recognised in an interview this week by Cambridge University sports website the Blue Bird, in which she reflects: "In any walk of life, you need a role model. You have to have people who lead. It gives (players) the desire to want to be better. It's not just about England winning but the whole ecosystem of building a pathway and building the role models."