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Rugby Europe Committees and Sub-Committees announced

Members will serve a four-year cycle

Rugby Europe has today announced the list of representatives of the various Committees and Sub-Committees appointed for the next four-year cycle.

As is affirmed in the Rugby Europe Bylaws, the Nomination Committee assign the various Chairpersons of the Committees and Sub-Committees.

Following that process, the Nomination Committee, along with the newly appointed Chairpersons, met to nominate the Members of the Committees and Sub-Committees, which has been approved by the Rugby Europe Board of Directors.

In total 45 members have been appointed, representing 26 different member unions throughout the five committees and four sub-committees. 

Overall, 10 women have been appointed including two to chair positions.

The committees will soon meet to define the objectives and action plan to be achieved for the years ahead.

You will find below the full list of approved  Members of the Committees and Sub-Committees

Rugby Committee 

  • Rob Udwin (ENG) - Chairperson
  • Jens Aage Skare Nielsen (DEN) - Chairperson of the Development Sub-Committee
  • Nicky Ponsford (ENG) - Chairperson of the Women’s Sub-Committee
  • Antonio Ferreira (POR) - Chairperson of the Player Welfare Sub-Committee
  • David Nucifora (IRL) - Chairperson of the Sevens Sub-Committee
  • Alin Petrache (ROU)
  • Guillermo Garcia de Polavieja (ESP)
  • Aleksandre Gugava (GEO)
  • Andrew Meredith (NED)

Development Sub-Committee

  • Jens Aage Skare Nielsen (DEN) - Chairperson
  • Steve Grainger (ENG)
  • Ilya Volodarsky (RUS)
  • Sebastien Dupoux (SUI)
  • Menachem Ben Menachem (ISR)

Women’s Sub-Committee

  • Nicky Ponsford (ENG) - Chairperson
  • Charlotte Wathan (WAL)
  • Angela Del Pan (ESP)
  • Annelies Acda (NED)
  • Hana Schlangerova (CZE)

Player Welfare Sub-Committee

  • Antonio Ferreira (POR) - Chairperson
  • Roger Salamon (FRA)
  • Besik Chaduneli (GEO)
  • Colin Grzanna (GER)
  • Sara Jacobsson (SWE)

Sevens Sub-Committee

  • David Nucifora (IRL) - Chairperson
  • Horatiu Bargaunas (ROU)
  • Eliseo Patron Costas (ESP)
  • Krzysztof Czajka (POL)
  • Veceslav Holijevac (CRO)

Audit and Risk Committee

  • Veronika Muehlhofer (SUI) - Chairperson
  • John Halliday (SCO)
  • Alexandre Martinez (FRA)
  • Andrejs Silinskis (LAT)
  • Audrey Vella (MLT)

Legal and Regulations Committee

  • Christian Dullin (FRA) - Chairperson
  • Nino Sacca (ITA)
  • Antonio Folgado (POR)
  • Iryna Arkhystka (UKR)
  • Jean Jacques Zander (SWE)

Business Committee

  • Salvatore Zandona (BEL) - Chairperson
  • Julien Collette (FRA)
  • Mario Costa (POR)
  • Yulia Lileeva (RUS)
  • Irmantas Kukulskis (LTU)
  • Vincent Taupin (INED) 

Disciplinary Committee

  • Michiel van Dijk (NED) - Chairperson
  • Richard McGhee (SCO)
  • Chris Morgan (WAL)
  • Dany Roelands (BEL)
  • Palemia Field (FIN)

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