The Bowral Blacks Ruby Club has big plans forthe 2017 season.
NEW SEASON: Bowral Blacks player Timothy Lewis in the 2016 preliminary final match against University. Photo: Adam McLean.
The 2016 season broke aneight-year streak since Bowral’s first grade team made it to finals.
The senior Blacksdeveloped in to a cohesive team under the expert coaching from Gene Fairbanks, Al Kanaar and Peter Burt, and the results spoke for themselves. This year, the team has aimed to play hard andwin the premiership.
The club will also aim to integrate girls into the club in 2017.
The Blacks have plannedto enter both girls and boys teams in aFriday night 7s series this year, which will begin inFebruary-March.
While the junior boys will move to the XV’s format for their regular season, it isplanned that the girls will play a ‘7 weeks of 7s’competition.
The competition will haveseven 7s tournaments, involving clubs from around the Illawarra district.
The 7s games will be played between the moths of April and August and it is planned that the grand final will be held in September.
The approach to girls 7s will set up the Blacks girls teams for the Southern Highlands 7s and NSW State Championships in October 2017.
There will also be a specific playing kit designed for the girls.
Bowral Blacks club president Mark Freund said the club was pleased to offer rugby 7s to girls in the Highlands community.
“This commitment to equality in sport is another step towards making rugby accessible for everyone at a grass roots level,” he said.
“The recent gold medal win by the Australian women’s rugby 7s team at the Rio Olympics has inspired many young people to play rugby 7s and we are proud to be able to offer a great rugby experience to local girls across the Highlands.” The Club is taking expressions of interest now for girls who may be interested. Interested players should [email protected]苏州美甲培训419论坛.
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