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The Northern Suburbs Siren’s 7s kick off their 2020 as they head toward the annual Lake Macquaire 7’s over the weekend.
Having slogged out their first full pre-season in Sydney’s hot and smokey summer, the girls are in a good position to perform strongly at the tournament.
As this group of players returns for their second season, the recent training block has been immensely beneficial for the girls to accelerate their skills and knowledge of the game.
Rollback 12 months, when there was a handful of girls training, learning the rules and playing contact sport for the first time. This group has progressed in leaps and bounds.
The progress throughout season 2019 was evident as 1st-year player Mel Steer was invited to the UTS AON squad on the back of solid performances throughout the season.
Getting to train alongside a number of players with National experience, what Mel has been able to bring back to the Norths training environment has been pure gold, with regard to the exposure of what is required to progress to the next level.
While all the progress is great, the girls will face some fierce opposition this week matching up in their pool alongside Randwick Magic and Manly Mermaids, with First Nations, Nelson bay and Sydney University on the other side of the draw
Northern Suburbs Sirens
1. Charnell Willis
2. Justine Schipper
3. Kirralyn Hitchcock
4. Kass Scarlett
5. Mel Steer
6. Sally Little
7. Megan Colquhoun
8. Maddy Boughtwood
9. Lindsay Firth
10. Hannah Wells
11 Holly Bowden
12. Maria Erenbourg
Meanwhile, the Shoremen 7’s narrowly missed the playoff stages of last week’s Hamilton 7’s. Narrowly going down to Warringah 15-7 before accounting for Gordon 2, 31-0. Requiring a win over West Harbour to reach the semi-finals, the Shoremen fell 19-12 after leading 12-0 at the break.
Both the Shoremen 7’s and Sirens 7’s will be in action on Feb 29th at the annual Kiama 7’s.