Rugby AU congratulates Josephine Sukkar on ASC appointment

Rugby Australia has today congratulated Josephine Sukkar AM on her appointment as Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), which comprises Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

A tremendous advocate and generous benefactor of Rugby within Australia, Ms Sukkar’s involvement from the game spans from clubland right through to the international game.

Rugby Australia Chairman, Hamish McLennan said: “On behalf of the entire Rugby community I would like to congratulate Josephine on her appointment and wish her all the best in the role.

“As a game, we have a close working relationship with both the AIS and Sport Australia, and I look forward to this being strengthened with Josephine at the helm.

“Josephine has contributed so much to Australian sport and our game at all levels - particularly with the advancement of Women's Rugby - and this has been recognised in her appointment, and I look forward to seeing her succeed on the National stage.

“We are coming into a crucial time for all sports within the country, and Josephine has our full support as we chart a course forward.

Ms Sukkar also currently serves as President of Women's Rugby, helping shape the on-going growth of the Women’s Rugby in Australia.