• Grassroots Rugby
    Grassroots Rugby
  • High Performance
    High Performance
  • Women's Rugby
    Women's Rugby
  • Indigenous Rugby
    Indigenous Rugby
  • Player Welfare
    Player Welfare

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New Executive Director

We are thrilled to welcome Peter Murphy as the new Executive Director of the Australian Rugby Foundation. Peter has had an extensive sporting and professional background – with a striped career representing Australia in rowing. Peter rowed at six world rowing championships (1989, 90,91,93,94 & 95) and two Olympic Games (1992 and 1996).

He retired from rowing after narrowly missing selection in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Team. Upon retirement, Peter has worked at the Australian Olympic Committee and Fiji Rugby.

After 8.5 years as the Executive Director of the Shore Foundation he comes to the Foundation with an outstanding blend of sport and philanthropic experience.

Under Peter’s leadership, we will redouble our efforts around our key funding areas of supporting our national teams, grassroots rugby, indigenous, women's and player welfare.

2017 is a World Cup year for women's rugby and we at the Foundation are already engaged in efforts to support the Wallaroos on their pathway to Dublin with a wide range of donors and supporters contributing funds to support the team.

John Wilson Chairman,
Australian Rugby Foundation

Buildcorp Wallaroos

Fundraising Goal: $200,000


The Australian Rugby Foundation is raising much needed funds for the Buildcorp Wallaroos as they prepare for the 2017 World Cup in August. Your generous donation will send the team to a pre-World Cup tournament against New Zealand, England and Canada in June for valuable preparation. Please donate now to give our girls the best chance at World Cup success.

Next Event

London Gala dinner 
thursday 16th november 2017

The Australian Rugby Foundation will be hosting their Annual London Gala Dinner on Thursday 16th November 2017. Mark the date in your diaries so you don't miss out on this special night.


When:  Thursday 16th November 2017

Where: Australia House, Strand London

Time:   6.30pm to 10.30pm 

Dress: Cocktail

Further information will become available shortly however if there are any questions please contact Karina Ryan on (02) 8005 5519 or karina.ryan@rugby.com.au