NATIONAL women's rugby coach Elenoa Kunatuba is aiming to select close to 50 players to be part of a training squad for next years Youth Olympics Games.
She said the she was looking at under 17 girls for the event but would also be keeping an eye out for talents for the 2016 Olympics for those girls who wereover 17.
The National Schools 7s tournament over the weekend has given Kunatuba an insight to the potential that lies within the three schools that took in the womens under 19 competition.
She said she had already identified some players to be part of the squad but says another competition should be held to include more girls so other potential national reps do not get left out.
We took a lot of footage of the games over the weekend and we were really impressed by what we saw, Kunatuba said.
Lami High School fielded two teams and Lautoka based all girls school Jasper Williams High School were the third team that completed the inaugural Schools 7s tournament for women.
Jasper fielding an under 16 side in the under 19 category thrashed a hapless Lami one team to create history.
They created history because this was the first womens schools competition ever and Jasper was the dark horses in the competition.
This was their under 16 side as most of their under 19 members were recovering from a hectic Coca-Cola Games campaign so imagine what their senior side would have done.
Jasper has a strong hold on rugby and has set an example for other schools to follow suit."
Kunatuba said with the support of parents, more girls will be able to embrace the sport and reveal their talent.
That is why we want to have another tournament next month and we would like more schools and more girls to compete.
So we would like to encourage parents to give full support to their children if they want to play rugby because they never know, their daughters can become national reps."