Women & Girls Rugby 7’s
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TEAM PLAYERS ATTENDING THE CLUB AWARDS PRESENTATION NIGHT 2018
The season for the women’s team has been a remarkable one. Players arrived from all places, a diverse range of age, backgrounds, experiences and personalities.
This team epitomised the saying “a sum of all the parts.” Knowledge of the game was understandably limited, but what was in abundance was the sporting skills, athleticism and attitude.
The first month of the competition round was played under a gala day draw where each team played each other on the day. This gave us an opportunity to measure ourselves against the rest and what we saw looked very good.
After some negotiation and lobbying, a competition was started where whenever possible, the women played at the same venue as the men. This helped integrate the club.
Most will be aware that Woy Woy finished on the top of the ladder with some telling results; 125 points with a win/loss ratio of 5.8. Putting this into perspective, the second placed side finished with 86 points and a ratio of 1.2.
The team prepared well, were confident and highly motivated, however the better team on the day, won the Grand Final. Witnessing first-hand the reactions of the players afterwards illustrates how much playing for the club and for their team mates meant.
What we should acknowledge is how the team developed over the season, not just in rugby skill levels, but as a group of fine people. The closeness and friendships formed means much more than any title. There were some extraordinary displays of leadership and commitment.
A special mention to our Canadian friends Aliyah, Arni and Maddie, who had a profound influence on the team. Players who were selected for the Central Coast Representative squad included Holly Johnstone, Amy McDermott, Aliyah Rodominski, Meghan Stokie, Maddie Thompson and Isabella Tisch-Lienert. Isabella was named the CCRU Women’s Representative Player of the Year. This demonstrates the calibre of the players we had, with many of the remainder capable of playing at that next level.
Thanks to Dave, Mick, Kevin and Jason for their efforts at training and matches. Again, different characters working in unison. This team has set a new standard for others to strive for. Woy Woy Rugby Club’s standing has been enhanced by the actions of this great group of people. Well done.
Click on photo to see the team in action
Lionesses make their mark on the Central Coast Sevens Rugby Competition
The inclusion of the Women's Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has seen global growth of the game. A fun, fast and exciting game, Sevens is being embraced by all ages and abilities. A number of pathways have been developed offering girls and women the opportunity to play socially and at representative level.
Across Australia there are a number of Sevens competitions throughout the year for girls and women’s teams. The Central Coast Rugby Union has committed itself to girls and women participating in rugby at club and representative level.
2018 saw our club enter a womens and a girls team in the inaugural Central Coast Womens & Girls Rugby Union Sevens competition. It is hoped that next season, with increased numbers the club will be in a position to enter more teams in the comp.
Inaugural Women's Team
Cowra 10’s Tournament 3rd March 2018
Back Row: Ebony, Isabella, Meghan, Hayley, Sheridan, Tara, Melanie
Front Row: Mikaela, Ally, Chloe
Absent: Betty, Tanielle
This could be YOU! - Aussie Women's Sevens Team - Motivational Video click on image
Members of the lionesses 'Girls Team' taking a break
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE LIONESSES SPONSOR
'Matthew Hastie Financial Services'
Congratulations to our U15 Girls making the CCRU Representative Team
Piper Riddell-Gilsenan, Tamarra Moriss, Ebony Brown, Kiara Rybie
WOY WOY LIONS RUGBY CLUB
Womens Rugby 7's Management Team
Coach Steve Salouie 0400 710 115
Manager Dave Miller 0427 090 565
Manager Mick Cairns 0452 500 460
Girls Rugby 7's Management Team
Kathleen Cullen 0404 036 138
Gary Morrison 0434 319 538