Saturday 26 March 2022 is #ADayInUnion

Thu, 3/17/2022, 11:14 PM
NSW Rugby
by NSW Rugby

Rugby lovers across Australia are being encouraged to come together on Saturday 26 March, 2022 to celebrate a national day for rugby: #ADayInUnion.

With just days to go, President of #ADayInUnion, Greg Mumm explained, “Saturday 26 March, 2022 is a chance for people to come together and celebrate everything we love about rugby.”

“We want people to share their favourite rugby photo on social media, recount glory days with old team mates, reconnect with their club or school, wear their favourite rugby jersey for the day, or join in an event at their local rugby club. It doesn't matter how you celebrate, just join in, connect with people and have fun!” [Infographic attached]

#ADayInUnion, which has the support of rugby clubs and schools across Australia and luminaries of the game including Michael Hooper, Grace Hamilton, Alicia Lucas, Gordon Bray & Sir Peter Cosgrove, is a grass-roots movement founded by Mumm and a group of community rugby supporters to bring rugby people together and share with the broader community a rugby perspective on belonging through friendship, connection & fun.

Mumm continued, “Rugby is a game like no other - it brings people together from all over the world, people of all shapes and sizes, all backgrounds. No matter whether you have played all your life or never at all, the rugby family welcomes anyone who shares its values and love for the game.”

“On March 26th, let’s celebrate everything we love about rugby in a national day for our game, #ADayInUnion.”

Share your celebrations

Over the weekend of 26 March, 2022, rugby lovers are encouraged to take a photo or make a video and share their celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ADayInUnion

“Recreating the rugby pre-game huddle, with players gathered around the ball, then sharing a photo or video with #ADayInUnion is a great example of how clubs, schools and groups can have fun and easily get involved.” [Examples attached]

Bring battered communities together

Noting the devastating impact that recent floods and the Covid pandemic have had on communities around Australia, Mumm said, “The last two years have been such a challenging time. So many of our social connections have been lost and people have certainly done it tough. We need to rebuild connections and celebrate the good things.”

“Rugby is renowned for welcoming everyone, so #ADayInUnion is a perfect chance for not only rugby lovers but anyone in the community looking for social connection to get involved.”

Mumm concludes, “With so many fantastic physical, mental and social benefits to being involved with rugby, we felt it was time to come together for a day in union and celebrate everything we love about this game. Join the movement!”