Ned­lands team Hong Kong bound

Wanneroo Times - - Sport -

FROM Perth to the world, two lo­cal teenagers are part of the Ned­lands Rugby Union Club girls team head­ing to Hong Kong.

Alexan­der Heights res­i­dent Keira Ma­caskill and Cur­ram­bine’s Cara Ger­ber will com­pete in the All Girls Rugby Tour­na­ment next month.

The com­pos­ite un­der 14s side fea­tures play­ers from Ned­lands, ARKS, Bayswa­ter and Wests Scar­bor­ough.

Coach Alan McFillin said rugby sevens was on the rise for girls in WA, with the state the first in Aus­tralia to put to­gether a full sea­son com­pe­ti­tion back in 2016.

“One of the main aims of tak­ing the Ned­lands team over is see­ing where they’re at at an in­ter­na­tional level,” he said.

Mr McFillin said the club had done some fundrais­ing, but they were keen to se­cure spon­sor­ship for the girls to re­duce the play­ers’ ex­penses.

Co-coach Freda Black said the sport is of­fer­ing girls the po­ten­tial to en­hance their skills and go places.

If you are in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing the girls or get­ting in­volved with the up­com­ing rugby sea­son, call Mr McFillin on 0437 212 484 or head to www.ned­land­srugby.com.au.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

The Ned­lands girls 7s team is get­ting ready to head over to an in­ter­na­tional rugby tour­na­ment in Hong Kong. d478574

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