There’s a quiet revolution taking place on the ovals and training fields of our nation, and it’s happening right here too. The sport is rugby and the players are women. Welcome to a new world order in sport where traditional gender stereotypes are being turned on their head
Rugby Union is one of the fastest growing sports for women in Australia, spurred on in part by the Wallaroos performance at the Rio Olympics where they won Rugby Sevens gold in spectacular fashion.
It’s fun, it’s skilful and it’s definitely here to say. That’s the view of the members of Lennox Head’s newest sporting team – the Trojans U16’s Women’s Rugby Sevens side.
This inaugural team is being coached by Rob Roberts, who says that the girls are loving their newfound sport.
‘Most of our team are new to the game of rugby, but over the last four weeks the girls have improved out of sight and transitioned to being very competitive. They’ve trained really hard and have quickly picked up the fundamentals,’ Rob said.
‘We now have a squad of 15 players and are almost at capacity, and we’re continuing to experience lots of interest from prospective players.’
The Trojan Women’s U16 Sevens Rugby team will play their next home game at Williams Reserve on the evening of Friday, 2 June, commencing 5.30pm. Don your Trojan green and come along to see the girls in action. Also playing on the night are the Trojan U7’s, U8’s, U15’s, and Women’s U14.