New Zealand Rugby Purchases 33 World of Women NFTs
New Zealand Rugby Commercial (NZRC) is entering web3 with its recent purchase of 33 World of Women Galaxy (WoWG) NFTs, according to an announcement from the organization.
The recent move, which was facilitated via MoonPay, is intended to show support for the Black Ferns, the New Zealand National Women's Rugby Union Team, which is currently set to participate in the upcoming Rugby World Cup on Oct. 8.
“We have been watching, learning and absorbing all we can from the side-lines, but the time has come to take the next step," NZRC CEO Richard Thomas said, speaking of the web3 space. "To do that we needed to create a genuine connection and we believe the purchase of these powerful NFTs was the right way to show our intent and actively participate.”
The 33 NFTs represent the 32 Black Ferns players with one extra NFT for the thousands of fans backing them this October, including the World of Women (WoW) community.
“We wanted to show that we take this first step together, as one, just like the Black Ferns do every time they step onto the field,” Thomas said. “To be able to align our first step with the Black Ferns Rugby World Cup campaign is hugely exciting.”
Thomas added that this is only the beginning of the NZRC's partnership with WoW and WoWG.