For the fourth consecutive year, Sizzling 7s will return to venues around Sydney as more than 60 girls teams preparing to line up in the 8 week competition.
Providing a summer sevens competition for girls, Sizzling 7s is providing juniors with the chance to take part in the fastest growing format of rugby.
Rotating venues across the 8 weeks, including Rockdale, Wahroonga, Blacktown, Rooty Hill and Concord, the aim of the competition is for girls to have fun, build friendships, keep fit, and have a good time.
Teams will compete across U12s, U14s, U16s and U18s age groups, with more than 20 clubs represented.
The competition has grown from 50 teams in 2019, and provides a pathway to district, state and national representative honours.
NSW Rugby General Manager of Community and Participation Mark Green said that it’s great to see the game to grow, especially female participation.
“The Sizzling 7s concept is one that has flourished since the inaugural year, and it’s great to see so many girls playing across multiple venues in Sydney every Saturday night,” Green said.
“Sevens is the fastest growing format game, especially for us here in New South Wales, so having competitions like this where our girls can compete on a regular basis is really important.
“In New South Wales alone, we saw 167% increase in women’s rugby during 2019. With sevens part of the Olympic Games and Tokyo 2020 on the horizon, it's important we have competitions like this available to capitalise on participation.
Sizzling 7s will kick off this Saturday, with weekly competition before the finals are held on 6 April.