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2021 Structure Youth Girls 7s

Following the recent Youth Girls 7s Sub Committee Meeting via Zoom, the Structure for the 2021 Youth Girls 7s Competition is outlined below:

2021 Youth Girls 7s Competition Age Grades have been adjusted to suit the respective needs of the Clubs (Under 16/18s nominated previously to be merged into Under 17s Age Grade).

Under 14:   Rugby AU 2 Year Window = 13 and 14 years of age in 2021

Under 17:   Rugby AU 2 Year Window = 16 and 17 years of age in 2021



















  • I stress that Age Grade Dispensation Assessments should be based on player safety and welfare.  Sufficient time is required for Dispensation Assessment Process. With the season set to commence on Friday 23rd April 2021: following the Easter break from Tuesday 6th April 2021 is when dispensation process should commence.  Not in the week that the competition is commencing.

ALL Clubs: please confirm your finalised Team Nominations based on Under 14 and Under 17 Age Grades by reply e-mail, no later than 12 NOON, Tuesday 6th April 2021 (following the Easter break).

Following updated nominations, the 2021 draw will be released to Club Contacts with a 3-day window to review/approve/constructive feedback and then be published publicly.

Still Friday nights at Gold Park, a couple of rounds at Highfields Sport and Recreation Park (currently a drive-thru COVID testing site). 

There will be a Carnival in the first month of the competition on a Sunday at Highfields with use of three (3) fields, with regular competition round matches, additional matches with a regional focus (will be a Rugby Xplorer Event if not 2021 registered will be approx. $7.50 for the day so all can participate and be insured), so touch/league/Dalby/Goondiwindi/Chinchilla/Condamine/St George etc players can participate in the above-mentioned age grades.   As much notice and communication will be offered.


2021 Representative Framework – Downs Under 15 and Under 17 Youth Girls 7s.

A High Performance Committee has been appointed for Youth Girls 7s and the pathway to Open Womens 7s and Queensland Country Rugby Union’s Senior Women’s XVs Representative

  • Rick Lingard
  • Craig Coetzee

Reporting Structure -

High performance Committee reports to GM.  All Coaches, Managers etc report to Committee

All Financial Management for Representative Budgets: GM, Rick Lingard and Downs Rugby Limited Finance Director: Anthony Ahern.

Competitions included -


Youth Girls 7s

Emilee Cherry Cup

Representative Girls 7s State Championships Under 15 /17

QCRU Senior Womens XVs

Selection into from these comps into -

U15 Emerging Squads - 30 players (14 and 15 yr old) announcement following Round 4 of the 2021 Youth Girls Competition

U17 Emerging Squads - 30 players  (16 and 17 yr old) - announcement following Round 4 of the 2021 Youth Girls Competition

Open Emerging Squad - 30 players (17 to open woman)

Rep Competition- 

Friday 24 & Saturday 25th 
September 2021 

Youth Girls 7s
State Championships
Under 15 & 17's

BP Print Stadium
2 Casey Ave,

Contact Rugby House 
[email protected]

High Performance Committee to report to GM > GM to report to Downs Rugby Board prior to nominating in pre-season carnivals.

State Champs - Carnival (pre season)Roma, Brisvegas,Noosa, Surfers etc)

Woman Rep Carnivals (Roma, Brisvegas, Noosa, Surfers etc)

Brisbane and Gold Coast run their representative players through Pre-Season Carnivals with separate ‘Clubs’: Kulture, Renegades etc.



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Ensure that Results are completed in Match Day App or a completed Teamsheet for every match

please have a stack of Teamsheets on a clipboard – as with the weekly tournaments we don’t know the teams participating in every match.  Please ensure the score is clearly marked with numbers (not a tally only) writing can be easily read, referee signature, and other coach / Manager’s signature.  Without the teamsheets submitted ASAP we do not have accurate competition  (photo texted to 0431 134 236 or e-mailed to [email protected]). Please ensure date, match time and your team/opponent is completed.  Red Card, Yellow Cards, Blue Concussion, Serious Injury completed.