Female rugby union players wanted
QUEENSLAND Rugby Union is giving 15 to 18-year-old girls the chance to build a career in rugby union.
With the success of the Australian Women’s Rugby 7’s team, who are currently ranked number one in the world, and the inclusion of rugby union into the 2016 Olympic games, now is the perfect time for young ladies to pave a new pathway into rugby 7’s.
Madlin Spruce, Aiakie Gabey, Laura Taylor and Malieka Boyd are some of the local ladies who have stepped up to the challenge and are now a part of the Whitsundays youth development 7’s squad lead by Queensland Rugby Union development officer Peter Firth.
“Women’s rugby union has grow rapidly in the 7’s circuit and it’s important for young girls to know, that even in a male dominated sport, they have a future,” Firth said.
“The girls will have the potential to represent Australia at the Olympics and can also gain full-time rugby contracts with Australian Rugby Union which will see them play on all the major continents of the world.”
Firth said the squad was looking to take on more players for the Mackay, Whitsundays and Bowen representative squad and encouraged other local girls to try out.
He said no previous experience was necessary and full coaching would be provided.
The squad will continue training until the end of June with hit outs planned against North Queensland teams from Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton later in the year.
The team is training every Monday night at the Whitsunday Sports Park from 5pm.
Ladies who are interested in signingon should contact Peter Firth on 0448 806 560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW OPPORTUNITY: Queensland rugby development officer Peter Firth (centre) will be leading Madlin Spruce, Aiakie Gabey, Laura Taylor and Malieka Boyd who are among the Whitsunday players competing in the Women's Rugby 7's tournament in Townsville on Sunday.