A few months ago, the Burra Rays were offered a position in the Samoa 7s competition by Rugby Australia - the only Australian club team selected to attend! The girls travelled to Samoa and competed in the Vodafone 60th Independence International Sevens Tournament played over 10-11 September 2022 and were crowned Women’s Champions 2022!
A few months ago, the Burra Rays were offered a position in the Samoa 7s competition by Rugby Australia - the only Australian club team selected to attend.
The girls travelled to Samoa and competed in the Vodafone 60th Independence International Sevens Tournament played over 10-11 September 2022 and were crowned Women’s Champions 2022!
Here’s what Head of Rugby, Chris Nay had to say:
“The tour was an amazing experience.
We were overwhelmed by the reception we received from what felt was the whole nation. We attended multiple school clinics and community rugby initiatives during our tour.
On arrival we were welcomed to the competition by traditional ceremonies and proudly participated in a team parade (like the Olympics) as the sole Australian team.
We genuinely made a significant impact to the lives of many of the aspiring female players in Samoa. We donated over 250 items of sports clothing and boots to the local community, collected before we left Australia, and the girls were exemplary role models for the club and their families on and off the field.
The trip made such an impact on all of the coaches and players that we decided that the club would donate the $3000 Tala winnings from the final to the Samoan U/18 girls tour to NZ to ensure the money is invested back to the local community.”
Inner West Magpies AFL Women's Premier Division took on the current Premier’s, Manly Warringah, on the weekend at Picken Oval. The teams fought it out in the pouring rain and mud with our Magpies prevailing in a 29-11 win!
All of us at Workplace Law want to congratulate Sydney FC’s W-League Captain, Teresa Polias on playing in her 150th game for the Sky Blues in a fantastic 2-0 win against the Western Sydney Wanderers. Not only is Teresa an amazing player, she is also a wonderful leader - humble but also determined, hardworking, competitive and loyal. Teresa also shows other athletes that, while challenging at times, it is possible to ‘do it all’ by playing professional sport and building a successful career off the field.
It is natural for some fatigue to linger into 2021 following an eventful 2020 and as we await the vaccine roll out. However, as we start the new work year (wherever ‘work’ may be for us in the current pandemic), it is a great time to start building new habits to help us remain healthy, energised and motivated throughout 2021.