Jodi McKay MP New Patron of Women’s Rugby
The Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay MP has joined forces with Briars Sports to become the inaugural patron of their Women’s Rugby 7s team.
As the Member for Strathfield Ms McKay has a passion for encouraging women to be involved in their community.
“I am thrilled to be part of a club that actively supports and celebrates the contribution of women in sport” said Ms McKay. “It’s refreshing for women in our local community to have a different option to traditional sports.”
As Patron for Briars Women’s Rugby 7s Ms McKay will be supporting local women to have a go and get outside their comfort zone.
Women’s Rugby 7s is the fastest growing sport in the world and is also growing fast in Sydney’s Inner West.
The Briars Women’s side began with four players and now five months later have a squad of 25, training every week and playing tournaments and friendly matches all over Sydney. Women from 16 years to 37 years have been building their technical skills, learning to tackle, lineout, scrum, pass, improve their fitness and most of all making new friends along the way.
On Saturday 22 September, the team was invited to play in the opening match against the Manly Mermaids, ahead of an Invictus Games Exhibition Match between Manly Marlins and the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union teams at Brookvale Oval.
“Each week we are focused on developing our team, our skills and our players. Win or lose it’s important to take lessons from each match so working with local teams like Manly, Cronulla and Hunters Hill is a huge benefit to all of us. It has been fantastic to promote women and be taken seriously. We are really thankful for opportunities like opening for the Invictus Games Exhibition match.” said Jess Post, Team Captain.
The team will now participate in a series of tournaments across regional NSW from October to February 2019.
For more information about playing or to support Briars Rugby Women’s 7’s, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/briarswomensrugby/