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Queensland’s best Women’s talent head to National Women’s Rugby Sevens Championships

The best of Queensland Women’s Sevens Rugby talent will travel to Canberra this weekend to compete in the National Women’s Sevens Championships. 

The Championships will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport and two teams from Queensland will compete against ten other teams from across the country over the two days of competition. 

The Queensland Red side will feature three current Australian Women’s Sevens players in Charlotte Caslick, Emily Cherry and Captain Shannon Parry. 

Parry, who has been a standout performer for the Australian side on the IRB Women’s Sevens circuit, is looking forward to representing her state this weekend. 

“I think it’s great to have the opportunity to come back and represent Queensland, giving back to community and grassroots Rugby and helping to develop the next generation of Queensland players,” Parry said. 

“The National Women’s Sevens Championships play a massive role in developing new players coming through and it gives them a great chance to showcase their skills in front of the national coaches.

“As a team we’re hoping to build upon last year’s result and make it through to the final. We have a great team this year with a good mix of youth and experience and we’re all really keen to win the trophy and bring it back to the Queensland Rugby trophy cabinet.”  

The Queensland side won the inaugural National Women’s Sevens Championships in 2012 and finished in third place as the plate winners in 2013. 

The squad will also feature two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Sevens squad members in Shenae Cseiloka and Mariolla Belessis as well as a mix of players from across Queensland. 

The two Queensland sides were selected following the Ballymore Women’s Sevens Series which has been running at Ballymore throughout February. 

Queensland Rugby’s General Manager – Game Development, Rob Donaghue, said: “The Queensland Women’s Sevens program is our premier women’s Rugby program and represents some of the best women’s Rugby talent not just in the state, but in the country.” 

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the girls perform in Canberra and the younger members of the squad will greatly benefit from the experience and the time spent with seasoned Australian representatives in Charlotte Caslick, Shannon Parry and Emily Cherry. “

Ahead of the game’s inclusion at 2016 Rio Olympics, Seven’s Rugby has helped grow women’s participation in Rugby throughout Queensland. 

To see the draw and track all the progress of the Queensland teams throughout the two-day competition, follow this link:    

Queensland Red 
1. Charlotte Caslick
2. Evie Everden 
3. Karina brown 
4. Maddison McCarthy
5. Emily Cherry 
6. Shenae Ciesiolka
7. Marioulla Belessis 
8. Shannon Parry (C)
9. Lauren Potter
10. Georgina Friedrichs 
11. Shaan Waru
12. Liz Patu 

Coach: Sione Fukofuka 
Manager: Sarah Stibbard

Queensland White 
1. Toni Wells
2. Natahlia Moors
3. Tayler Ellyatt 
4. Megan Ward
5. Catherine Tipene
6. Madison Shuck
7. Hayley Kermond
8. Erica Fowler
9. Asako Ono
10. Melanie Kawa (C)
11. Elianna Suluvale
12. Evelyn Horomia 

Coach: Jerry Scott
Manager: Greig Munro

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