New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty Women’s 7s team have been confirmed to return to the UON Central Coast Sevens this October.
The team took out the plate trophy at the New Zealand National 7s championship and are no stranger to the Central Coast tournament with several players and coach former Black Fern Victoria Grant having been to the tournament over the last few years under different banners.
Coach Grant said “The Central Coast Sevens is a fantastic event and provides our girls with the opportunity to get an early taste of the action before heading into the Northern Region Sevens tournaments.”
“The quality of rugby we get to experience with the varying styles allows our girls to be challenged and our off-season training to be tested. This combined with a trip away gives us the perfect platform for some hard work and a little bit of fun.”
Bay of Plenty have developed a strong talent base of players and will be looking to utilise the elite competition on the Central Coast to further develop the provincial outfit.
Tournament Director Craig Morgan said “we are pleased to welcome back the Bay of Plenty. The Bay is widely regarded as the home of sevens in New Zealand and we are sure they will come with a strong side that will cause a lot of trouble for opponents”.
The 2017 UON Central Coast Sevens kicks off Friday 27th October with unde