MasterCard Inc.

10/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/07/2021 06:00

Mastercard and World Rugby Mark One-Year Countdown to Rugby World Cup by Announcing Mastercard’s Newest Global Brand Ambassadors and Youth Unstoppables Content Series

Maggie Alphonsi, Portia Woodman, and Safi N'Diaye join Mastercard's talented lineup of Global Brand Ambassadors as company curates Priceless Experiences and launches Youth Unstoppables content series to inspire the women's rugby stars of the future

As the one-year countdown for Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand begins, Mastercard is strengthening its commitment to women's rugby. Maggie Alphonsi, Portia Woodman and Safi N'Diaye are joining the all-star roster of athletes who serve as Mastercard Global Brand Ambassadors in recognition of their advocacy for advancing women in the global sport, as well as their talent on the pitch.

"This partnership is all about breaking boundaries. Together with Mastercard, we will build Priceless opportunities for women's rugby and inspire the next generation of female players and fans," shared World Rugby Hall of Fame English player Maggie Alphonsi.

"As a Mastercard Global Ambassador, I'll have a voice and influence with a global brand that is a key supporter of women's rugby," explained legendary French player Safi N'Diaye. "We share a common goal of fostering passion for the game and inspiring rising talent."

Mastercard's commitment to women's rugby goes beyond sponsoring players and events. As part of the transformational Women in Rugby marketing campaign, Mastercard and World Rugby are launching Youth Unstoppables, a unique digital content series championing inspirational young female athletes from around the world. The series aims to inspire more women and girls to play and watch the sport by showcasing women's rugby as the ultimate and most diverse team sport - on and off the pitch - and how, through the power of togetherness and strong unity, a team is greater than the sum of its parts. The first episode of the series will be released on Monday, October 11 in celebration of International Day of the Girl 2021, and can be streamed on and across World Rugby social platforms..