Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Club looking for more female players

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PERTH-Bayswater Rugby Union Club are scouting for more female players to join its under-16s and rugby sevens teams ahead of the upcoming season.

The club currently has 75 female players but is looking to have more to join its training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Pat O’Hara Reserve.

The games start after the school holidays.

President Bob Meade said the club needed seven on-field players and five interchange players for the rugby sevens and five players for the under-16s.

“Women’s rugby is making a push to become a mainstream option for athletic girls looking to play a winter team sport other than netball or hockey,” he said.

“Girls have the opportunity to represent their country in a truly international team sport, both in the Commonwealth and Olympic games.

“Our Australian women’s rugby sevens team competes all over the world in international tournaments.”

For more information, visit http://perthrugby.com.au/

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