With the 6th Women's Rugby World Cup coming up - kick-off is at the new grounds of the Surrey Sports Park, Guildford - Twickenham Stadium has put in place a special England 2010 Exhibition, which will run from now until next Spring.
The exhibition will profile each of the competing teams, the venues, and tournament structure for England 2010, providing the perfect introduction to the anticpated event. It will detail the history of the Women’s World Cup, since its inaugural championship in 1991, and will examine the roots of the Women’s game - recalling the tale of Emily Valentine, a humble Irish girl who is dubbed the ‘female Webb-Ellis’. Also being covered is the little known sport of 'Barette', a sport that was closely related to Rugby and became popular in 1920s France.
Finally the exhibition will take a look at what is involved in a Rugby World Cup, from the point of view of a player, in the museum's ‘Player’s Experience’ section. A variety of iconic posters, objects, and images from the earliest days of the game, and previous World Cups will be on show, including the IRB World Cup itself, which will be housed within the exhibition until it is presented to the winner on September 5th at the Twickenham Stoop.
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