This is the first book to introduce key themes in the study of women’s rugby from multi-disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, gender studies, sport development and sport science.
Featuring contributions from leading researchers and former international players from across Canada, England, France, New Zealand and the USA, the book opens with a global history of women’s rugby, locating the game in the wider context of the development of women’s sport and exploring important social issues such as race, gender and violence. The book then looks at training and performance analysis at pitch level, helping the reader get a sense of the game from the ground up, before focusing on women’s rugby through the eyes of others (such as rugby coaches), women’s experiences of rugby’s culture and promotional culture.
This is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in women’s sport, rugby, sport and social issues, sport development, or sport history.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part I|41 pages
Women on the rugby pitch
part Part II|45 pages
Women’s rugby and performance
part Part III|41 pages
Women’s rugby through the eyes of others