PwC has this week announced a significant extension of its sponsorship of the IRFU for a further four years until December 2023.
The deal will see the renewal of key sponsorships of Men's International U20s, U19s and U18s teams and, new under this contract, the U18s Women’s and Men’s Interprovincial Championships.
Furthermore, PwC is now also the main sponsor of the National Training Squad programme (previously the Elite Player Development Pathway) to develop talented underage club and schools players.
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 about the renewal of PwC’s support, IRFU President, Nicholas Comyn 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."
PwC Ireland Managing Partner, Feargal O’Rourke added, "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."