News Article

RUGBYWA pioneers ‘Road to Rio’ Sevens concept

  
Printable Version Printable Version    Recommend Recommend    Email to a friend Email to a friend
  
Share   
  

7/17/2013


RugbyWA will break new ground this week when it hosts the first Sevens development camp and introductory tournament.
 
The Road to Rio Sevens camp reflects the growing interest in Sevens rugby in Western Australia since the sport’s admission into the 2016 Olympic Games.
 
This week’s camp will see more than 60 players exposed to Sevens rugby through the two-day development camp at the Western Australian Rugby Centre, in Floreat on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July.
 
The camp will equip players that are new to the seven-a-side game with specialist coaching from the RugbyWA Development team to build on their Sevens skill sets to accommodate the wider game play, quicker response time at the breakdown and smaller numbers at the set piece.
 
The camp will culminate in the Road to Rio Sevens tournament to Britannia Reserve, Leederville this Saturday, 20 July.
 
Nine teams in the under 13’s age group and six teams in the under 15’s age group will compete in the tournament.
 
RugbyWA Manager Community Rugby Andrew Hill says the Road to Rio Sevens is a great opportunity for players with an interest in the seven-a-side game to showcase their skills.
 
“We’re piloting this program to introduce as many young players as possible to the sport of Sevens rugby,” he said.
 
“We’d love to see a player in the under 15’s be able to compete in the Olympic Sevens in three years’ time, likewise someone from under 13’s in 2020.
 
“We see Sevens as a fantastic introduction to rugby and are not only looking to raise the profile and participation of Sevens in the state but would love to see that have a flow on effect into the 15-a-side game.”

EVENT SCHEDULE

Road to Rio Sevens Camp
Wednesday, 17 – Thursday, 18 July
9am – 2pm
(RugbyWA, 203 Underwood Ave, Floreat)

Road to Rio Sevens Tournament
Saturday, 20 July
9am – 1.30pm
Britannia Oval, Leederville

Anzac Day and the Australian Rugby Sevens program
Saturday represents 100 years of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in 1915. While our Australian Men's Sevens team will travel to Canberra to attend the Anzac Dawn Service on 25 April, the Women's side will have the opportunity to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC spirit when they attend Camp Gallipoli at Sydney's Centennial Park.
Read full article...
Australian Olympic fans can now request tickets for Rio 2016
The Australian public can now request tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games to be held in South America and the first to feature Rugby Sevens.
Read full article...
Rugby continues to grow on the Road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio
More people played Rugby in 2014 than ever before, with 687,488 participants enjoying Rugby experiences nationally, an increase of 12% compared to 2013. Read full article...