Rugby union: Perth-Bayswater juniors in seventh heaven


The Perth-Bayswater under-15 girls sevens team.
The Perth-Bayswater under-15 girls sevens team.

PERTH-Bayswater Rugby Union Club’s latest crop of talented junior girls players were announced as part of the under-15 rugby sevens team last week.

Board members, club legend Dianne Scholes, Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna, Councillor Michelle Sutherland and Rugby WA juniors’ president Frances Hall attended the jumper presentation.

Perth-Bayswater junior chairman Paul Mannion said the presentation event was a success for the club.

“This has been an achievement for our juniors in that we have successfully recruited a team of young ladies to play rugby and moving forward we hope to keep them playing in this game that we all love,” he said.

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“Historically, girls have only been able to play rugby in mixed teams up until the age of 12, and then they have not been able to remain in the club competition circuit until they reach open seniors grade.

“However, with the tireless efforts of Rugby WA juniors, we have seen a massive development in junior girls’ rugby having been developed in order to keep young ladies in the game.”