Lauren Rothwell is one of seven recipients of the World Rugby Womenís Executive Leadership Scholarship from Rugby Americas North nations over the last three years.
Rothwell has tasked herself with ensuring rugby stays at the forefront of the Bermuda community during a challenging moment in history and credits her work with World Rugby as a key driver.
Through the Womenís Executive Leadership Scholarship she has taken several Leadership courses with Cornell University in America that have helped her in her professional career and her efforts with Bermuda Rugby.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced a total sports shut down on the island through which Rothwell has used her appointment as the Bermuda Rugby Football Union (BRFU) Press Officer to make sure rugby has had a steady presence on the local news and has worked with the BRFU team to showcase the opportunities rugby can provide.
In her career as the Marketing Coordinator for One Communications Rothwell says the connections she has made and the added tools and skills have helped to advance her career to and provided additional benefit to her employer and their client base. It has been a goal of the program to assist recipients in engaging growth in all areas of their lives.
She is keen for rugby to open back up on the island where she will be a key part of the effort to re-establish and increase player numbers, particularly among the female population. Rothwell says ďThe ultimate goal is to continually increase womenís sport on the island. I am hoping to see the Union carry through on the womenís program initiatives as we continue to build inclusive rugby programming on Bermuda.Ē