Go4Gold Women Sevens
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|Tue 20 Mar ’12, 6:00pm–8:00pm||
|Wed 21 Mar ’12, 6:00pm–8:00pm||
Where: Arena Manawatu, 61 Pascal St, Palmerston North
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: Sport Manawatu
Searching for Olympic hopefuls in the Manawatu.
The New Zealand Rugby Union will be heading to the Manawatu in the search of Women’s Sevens Olympic hopefuls. Manawatu is hosting one of 14 open trial camps around the country with over 50 female athletes from the region signing up to test out their skills at Arena Manawatu
New Zealand Women’s Sevens Coach Sean Horan said they were encouraging all types of athletes to give sevens a go.
“To be a great sevens player you need to be fit, have speed and be highly motivated with a great work ethic.
“We have some great 15s players in this country, some of whom will make fantastic sevens players, but we also have untapped talent out there and we are hoping that these trial camps unearth some of that,” he said.
“Once we identify players as potential Sevens Olympians we will monitor their progress through development programmes that will boost their fitness and help them learn the game,” he added.
The trial camps will test players in three key areas - speed, skill, endurance and character tests.
The Go4Gold programme in 2012 aims to build a base of female sevens players with the aim of competing in international invitational tournaments later in the year.
For further information contact Stu Ross on 027 226 1157.