Fiona Hampton, Ulster Rugby

Fiona Hampton is Head of Sales and Marketing at Ulster Rugby and one of the senior women working in Rugby on the island of Ireland.

She was a key player in the staging of the Women’s Rugby World Cup where the semi-finals and Final were played at Kingspan Stadium in 2017, the culmination of many year’s work to bring the tournament to Ireland and have it played on a fitting stage.

She was also a driving force in bringing the first destination final of the Guinness PRO14 to Belfast.

2018 was a tough year on and off the pitch for Ulster Rugby but they have emerged strong and signed a four-year extension with primary sponsor Kingspan.

Women are taking a greater place in the administration of Rugby in Ireland.  Hampton has been a pathfinder since joining the province in 2010 having previously worked in hospitality and sponsorship at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Hampton is a graduate of the University of Ulster.


50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

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This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

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