Nedlands and Allies Rugby 7s girls heading to Sydney for national tournament

The Nedlands and Allies girls are on their way over east to take on the Sydney City 7's Junior Girls Tournament. Picture: Supplied.
The Nedlands and Allies girls are on their way over east to take on the Sydney City 7's Junior Girls Tournament. Picture: Supplied.

THE NEDLANDS and Allies rugby 7s girls are jetting over to Sydney today to take on their next challenge.

The club is fielding an under 14s team who won earlier this year in Hong Kong, and an under 16s side in the Sydney City 7s Junior Girls Tournament.

The players come from Nedlands, West Scarborough, Arks and Kalamunda.

Coach Alan McFillin said the tournament is one of, if not the largest tournaments of its kind in Australia.

“It brings together the best girls sides on the eastern seaboard,” he said.

Mr McFillin said the girls on the team had outstanding ability and strong future rugby prospects.

“The challenge and the opportunity are the major reasons we’ve put this tour together,” he said.

“As there are few opportunities for girls 16 years old and under to challenge themselves against other girls from outside of Perth, this will be the toughest tournament all the girls have ever played in and will push them to their limits.”

Mr McFillin said the tour had been made possible through dedication from the coaching and managing staff, along with parents willing to pitch in and fundraise.

The Nedlands and Allies girls will take to Pioneers Park in Malabar for their games on the weekend.