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While the Men’s Grade and Colts teams do battle with Randwick in their finahit-outut before round 1, it’s the Women’s 7’s team who are just setting out on thir journey for 2018.
The Norths Women’s 7’s will make their resurgence when they too participate in trials on Saturday afternoon at Rat Park, in preparation for newly created Women’s 7’s competition.
The North’s Women’s 7’s team once dubbed the ‘Redbacks’ have been on the training field since October learning everything from passing and tackling to scrumming and lineouts.
With a 90% of the team having never stepped foot onto a rugby field. Their continued growth in skill set is coupled with an unrelenting attitude which has been a real catalyst for the team getting to where they are.
Coming with a variety of backgrounds, the Women have previously or currently play Soccer, Netball and Touch Football. When the thought of joining a rugby club many of them had significantly different reactions and all of them have come to love it.
Caitlin Le Bas encouraged by her partner (Nick Palmer) fell into to playing. “I got into playing rugby sort of by accident. I thought I was going to do fitness with the girls but it ended up being rugby training … and I loved it” Bass Said.
Maddy Brown who spends her 9 to 5 as a Town Planner enjoyed the competition and friendship of the team sport. “A friend convinced me to come along to a rugby 7’s training. I was instantly hooked by the competitive, fast-paced and contact nature of the game” Maddy said.
The Norths Women’s 7’s will play in a trial tournament for new and developing teams on Saturday, competing against other premier clubs including Manly, Easts, and Gordon. Interest and team nominations have exploded in 2018, where almost each Shute Shield club will feature a Women’s team too.
Saturday’s trials at rat park will coincide with round 3 of the new Super W 15 a-side competition where NSW Waratahs will host Melbourne Rebels.
Following on from Saturday, Norths Supporters will be able to catch a glimpse of our Women when they play various tournaments throughout the year or single matches in conjunction with the Shute Shield competition.
Norths Womens 7’s Trials, Saturday, March 24th @ Rat Park, 12.30 – 3pm
Sydney Women’s 7’s Tournament 1, Saturday, April 7th, Venue TBC
Any new players at any skill level are more than welcome. For any further information, please contact Coach, Jack Burey | GM@northsrugby.com.au
Top| North’s Womens 7’s Player, Lauren Steggles
Bottom | North’s Women’s 7’s Team Ahead of Training in January