Shaunagh Brown

Shaunagh Brown, an England and Harlequins rugby player, has been a leading voice in the sport’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and is a role model to ethnic minority women and girls who want to play rugby. Brown, who was one of the first women in history to receive a full-time contract to play international rugby, has been consulted about the game’s efforts to combat racism in the sport and joined a panel this summer with former England player Maggie Alphonsi and Sevens player Deborah Fleming to discuss race within rugby. During the month of October, she is using her Instagram page to post an historical fact a day about black history.