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2018 South West Sevens Set To Be The Biggest

12-Oct-2018

The 2018 South West Sevens is set to be the biggest yet with huge growth across the competition. The schools based Rugby Sevens competition, will kick off next week at Gold Park, with Tuesday night (16th October) seeing the Girls Under 14 and Under 16 competitions begin, whilst the Under 18 Girls, and Boys Under 14 and Under 16 will begin on Thursday evening (18th October). 

The South West Sevens began in 2016, with 12 girls sides across two age groups, which grew to 35 teams across U14/16/18 girls, and U14 Boys age groups in 2017. A mammoth 47 teams from will take part in the 2018 season, with U14/16/18 Girls and U14/16 boys. This year we will welcome Highfields State Secondary College and ST Mary's as the competitions two newest schools.

15 Schools from across the region will be represented, including schools from the Lockyer Valley, Warwick, Dalby, Highfields and Toowoomba, 

Over 250 games of Sevens will be played across the seven week competition, making it one of the biggest sevens competitions in the State. 

"The continual growth in sevens is having great flow on effects to the wider Rugby Community, and it is great to see an additional 10 boys teams this year competing who are largely from non traditional Rugby backgrounds" commented Downs Rugby's Mitchell Simpson. 

"Sevens Rugby is a great way for people who haven't played Rugby to get into the sport, and with nearly 550 kids expected to participate this year, from only around 120 in year one, this is a huge success for us". 

For up to date information, news and results, head to the South West Sevens Facebook Page



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