Sunshine Coast Youth Boys Excel at National Sevens Last month
Since December last year, three Sunshine Coast boys have been training as part of the Qld White U18 Boys Sevens team to take part in the National Youth Rugby Sevens Championships. Andrew Ramsden, Borore Howton and Eli Pilz last month headed to Sydney to represent their State at the Championships and put in some excellent performances. Qld White Head Coach, Luke Zeremes, who is also a Sunshine Coast local, states “All three boys should be extremely proud of their efforts at the carnival. Whilst as a team we weren’t able to secure all the results we wanted, we did at times show what we were capable of when we stuck to our structures. Andrew, Borore and Eli all developed as the carnival progressed and they will certainly be better for the experience and they have each proven they can compete at the elite level. For these boys to be selected from over 150 who trialed from all over Queensland is a fantastic achievement in itself.” Peter-Rhys Matthews was also selected in the extended squad for the campaign and trained with the team as a shadow.
In 2013 the ARU introduced a National Championships for Youth Girls which the Sunshine Coast has had strong representation in over the past three years and 2015 is the first time the ARU has offered the opportunity for boys. Zeremes, who is also President of the Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Rugby Union Committee went on to say “Whilst we have a very strong 15-a-side competition on the Sunshine Coast, the SCSSRU is now going to look at developing some Boys and Girls 7’s competitions to provide exposure to this exciting form of the game and hopefully ensure greater Sunshine Coast representation at the State level.”
Information relating to SCSSRU Schools Sevens Carnivals will be distributed to schools during May.
*Editors note – This was written a while ago, I’ve only just noticed it only posted a draft. Jo*