Bright future as women’s rugby improves

Macuata U15 womens 7s team. Picture: REINAL CHAND

WOMEN’s rugby has a bright future in Fiji as hundreds of aspiring young women competed in the National Women’s Age Grade Provincial 7s Rugby competition at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park yesterday.

Fiji Rugby Union development manager Koli Sewabu said the competition attracted more than 36 teams from around the country.

“The idea is to create a pathway for young women to show their talents and for us to identify these talents,” Sewabu said.

“After the Oceania 7s, the message was to raise awareness and this is a platform for us.”

 

Macuata U15 player Kinisimere Radrodrolagi in action against Suva during the National Provincial Women’s 7s in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

 

Sewabu said the tournament allowed young women to enjoy their school holidays.

“We are providing opportunities for girls around Fiji to come together and have fun.

“There were 36 teams compared to 15 last year and that is a huge credit to the work being done at grassroots level.”

The former Flying Fijian flanker said he was pleased with the abundance of talents on display.

“I am impressed with the skills level on display today and it is also an opportunity for us to identify our target area and it shows that the girls have been coached well at their respective levels.

“A dream team will be named in each grade and their names will be put forward to the Fijiana 15s and 7s coaches,”Sewabu said.

 

Lautoka U17 player Lavina Lagi gets support from Florisa Lee during their match against Tailevu in the National Provincial Womens 7s in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

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