This significant investment is built around nurturing talent, growing resilience and supporting ambition – vital qualities in the boardroom and on the field. As an example of this partnership, PwC has worked with the IRFU to build and deliver a series of development workshops to help the underage players to be equipped with the digital and social skills needed for their professional careers, both within and outside of rugby.
Speaking at the announcement, Feargal O'Rourke PwC Ireland Managing Partner said, "Last year's Six Nations Grand Slam win by Ireland's U20s was a powerful testament to the skill, drive and hard work of remarkable young athletes, and PwC was delighted to be part of it. Now we look forward to nurturing and supporting the transformation of our next generation of elite players, both women and men. At PwC, we want to help them think beyond what they are to what they can be, and to help show them that for whatever this next chapter holds, the future is green."
Speaking about the renewal of PwC's support, Nicholas Comyn IRFU President said, "The IRFU is delighted to be renewing our partnership with PwC. Their support for our underage representative sides, both on-pitch and in terms of their own personal development has been invaluable in helping us to develop well rounded players of the future. We are also delighted that this new contract marks the beginning of PwC's sponsorship of the U18 Women's Interprovincial Championships, a key component of the development pathway in women's rugby. We look forward to continuing to build and grow the long-standing partnership in the years to come."