Aon Continues as Principal Sponsor of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team
27th March 2023
Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, have announced their commitment to sponsor the Irish Women’s Rugby Team until the end of June 2026.
Aon first joined forces with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in 2014 when it became the first official sponsor of the women’s national team. The sponsorship commitment being announced will see Aon continue as the principal sponsor of the team.
Aon’s logo will remain on the front of the team’s jersey while the logo will now also be displayed on the new navy shorts, which was worn for the first time by the team in their first game of the 2023 TikTok Six Nations tournament against Wales on Saturday.
Speaking today, Rachael Ingle, CEO of Aon Ireland said: “Aon has been extremely proud to be the principal sponsor of the Irish women’s rugby team since 2014 and we’re delighted to be announcing the extension of this sponsorship for a further four years.
“As an organisation, we have developed a strong relationship with the IRFU and are proud of how the women’s game has continued to grow and reach new heights over the past nine years.
“Whether in sport or business, being better informed and better advised will lead to better outcomes. Through the extension of this sponsorship, we are looking forward to seeing the women’s rugby team continue to evolve and drive high performance through expert coaching, cutting edge analytics and of course the determination and commitment of the players.
“Each and every one of the Irish women’s rugby team is an important role model for the next generation, and we wish the team and management every success in the TikTok Women’s Six Nations.”
Commenting on the announcement, IRFU Head of Commercial Jessica Long said: “We are delighted to continue this long-standing partnership with Aon and thank CEO Rachael Ingle and her team for their ongoing support of women’s rugby in Ireland. Aon is an innovative market-leader whose values align closely with the IRFU, and we look forward to building on our strong partnership together in the years to come.”
Pictured from left, Aoife Doyle, Rachael Ingle, CEO of Aon Ireland, Nichola Fryday, Neve Jones. Picture by Shane O’Neill, Coalesce.