The Queensland Rugby Sevens women’s team train at the West Moreton Anglican College.
The Queensland Rugby Sevens women’s team train at the West Moreton Anglican College. Rob Williams

Athletic Qld rugby players showcase skills at WestMAC

A SPECIAL visit by the Queensland women's Rugby Sevens team proved exciting and beneficial at West Moreton Anglican College.

WestMAC girls watched a dozen state players train and go through drills during a 40 minute session at the College campus last Saturday.

WestMAC Director of Rugby Ben O'Connell was encouraged by the interest shown and the feedback he received.

"We were happy with the turnout that we had,'' O'Connell said. a

About 30 girls interested in rugby attended.

"They (the students) were just expecting the players to be big,'' O'Connell said. "They were surprised to see they (the Queensland players) were smaller athletes.

"Some of them were touch football players or athletics people. They (the students) could relate to that.''

O'Connell hopes the interest in girls rugby turns into a future team from WestMAC. He's eyeing a Sevens tournament in Toowoomba later this year as a starting point.

"We're going to look to getting some more players and getting the girls attuned to rules and styles of play and everything like that,'' O'Connell said. "But it was a very good positive step in the right direction.''



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