30 June, 2023 - Philippine Rugby is thrilled to announce the election of Ada Milby to World Rugby’s Executive Board. Ada's appointment marks a historic moment for the global organization as she becomes the first representative from Asia to join the esteemed board.
Ada Milby, a respected leader and advocate for the global rugby community, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role on the Executive Board. With an extensive background in rugby, Ada has played a pivotal role in promoting and developing the sport across the Asia region, and her election underscores World Rugby's commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within the organization.
As a former captain of the Philippine Women's Rugby Team, Ada has made significant contributions to the growth of women's rugby in Asia. Her passion for the sport, combined with her dedication to empowering women and marginalized communities, has garnered widespread recognition and respect within the rugby fraternity. Ada's visionary leadership has been instrumental in expanding participation, enhancing governance structures, and fostering opportunities for aspiring rugby players at all levels.
Milby's appointment to the Executive Board comes at a critical juncture for the sport, as World Rugby strives to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for all its stakeholders. Ada's unique perspective and insights will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the organization's strategic vision, driving innovation, and promoting the continued growth of rugby worldwide.
In her new role, Ada will work closely with fellow board members, collaborating on key decisions, and providing valuable input on issues related to governance, development, and global rugby initiatives. Her appointment is a testament to World Rugby's commitment to transforming the sport and leveraging the power of rugby to drive positive social change.
Ada Milby expressed her gratitude and excitement, saying, "I am deeply honored to have been elected to the World Rugby Executive Board. I am committed to championing the interests of the global rugby community, with a particular focus on emerging markets. Together, we will create opportunities for players, coaches, and administrators from all backgrounds to thrive and contribute to the future of rugby."
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont added: “I would like to extend my congratulations to Ada Milby on her Executive Board election. Ada is a passionate advocate of global rugby advancement, including emerging rugby nations within Asia and the broader accelerated development of the women’s game. I look forward to her contribution working with our Board colleagues to continue to make rugby an accessible, relevant and sustainable global sport for all.”
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About World Rugby: World Rugby is the international governing body for the sport of rugby. Committed to the global growth and development of rugby, the organization oversees and regulates the sport at all levels, from grassroots to elite competitions. World Rugby's mission is to inspire and unite the rugby community, promoting values of integrity, respect, solidarity, discipline and passion.
About Philippine Rugby: The Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) is the governing body for rugby union in the Philippines. Established in 1999, the PRFU is committed to promoting and developing the sport of rugby at all levels, from grassroots to elite competition. The organization aims to foster a culture of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and respect within the rugby community while representing the Philippines on the international stage.
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