Nelson Bay Gropers

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RUGBY Women’s Sevens is back with a bite.

It has been ten years since there was a female representative team at Nelson Bay Rugby Union club.

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After only four weeks as a team, in the scorching heat of last weekend, the Gropers broke the drought with undoubtedly what can only be described as fantastic effort, results and team spirit.

Head Coach Adam Edwards said, “Our ladies played outstandingly on the weekend and exceeded all expectations.”

They played the Newcastle rep team first and went down by a respectable margin.

Next up they faced Hornsby and had a win 17-12.

Their final pool match was against a slick Warringah side and even though the score line seemed lopsided, the ladies held their own.

They played Hornsby once again later in the afternoon and had another win 10-0.

In their final game for the day they played Manly and had a 10-10 draw.

Adam told News Of The Area, “Although every single player that took the field played outstandingly, there were some standout players who are worthy of a mention and the points scorers for the day were: Pippa Smyth, Kate Holland, Amy Zander and Katy Gray.

If you are interested in joining the women’s team for next season, registrations will be taking place from November 2017.

Registration for the men’s teams are now taking place, however, you can register throughout the season.

Training is twice per week at Bill Strong Oval, Nelson Bay and all new players are welcome, whatever the level of experience.

More information can be found on facebook: Nelson Bay Rugby Union or call Adam Edwards: 0401 220 481.

 

By Mandy ELLIS

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