Wanneroo rugby club warms up for touch 7s season

Wanneroo Divaz celebrate their rugby finals win.
Wanneroo Divaz celebrate their rugby finals win.

WANNEROO Districts Rugby Union Football Club is recruiting junior and senior players as it warms up for the touch 7s season.

The club will hold a pre-season registration night at its Kingsway Reserve clubrooms in Madeley on September 26 from 6pm to 8pm.

The competition runs every Thursday from October to late February, with canteen and bar facilities available.

The club is also looking for referees for the competition who will be paid for the games they do.

It introduced the 7s format of touch rugby last year, which is gaining popularity worldwide and has become an Olympic sport.

The club is also celebrating recent successes of its women’s team and junior players.

The Wanneroo Divaz defeated the Kalamunda Kweens 23-22 in the season grand final in August.

Eight U15 players from Wanneroo were chosen for the state team.

Eight U15 players from the club have been chosen for the state team – Rueben Baker, Ryan Tedge, Scott Hollins, Tini Watene, Caleb Karangaroa, Nathan Tahu, Justin Talemaira and Tyler Ward.

Another Wanneroo player, Paul Bezuidenhout, was selected as an injury reserve.

To register for touch 7s, email Andy Ayling at touch@wanneroorugby.com.au or visit www.wanneroorugby.com.au.