BOP Women's Sevens squad announced

The Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens squad has been announced. File photo.

Bay of Plenty Rugby Women's Sevens Head Coach Victoria Grant has named her Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Squad for the 2017/18 season following Saturday's Baywide Club Rugby Sevens Tournament.

The youthful squad selected has an abundance of individual talent, including New Zealand Black Fern Sevens players, Kelly Brazier and Michaela Blyde and Black Fern Lesley Elder.

Thirteen players from the successful Bay of Plenty Volcanix Farah Palmer Cup campaign also feature within this year's squad.  

The growth within high performance women's rugby in the Bay of Plenty has resulted in the selection of Bay of Plenty's Tynealle Fitzgerald, Ora Williams, Kororia Heyblom, Jade Tuilaepa and Julie Florence in the New Zealand Under 17/Under 18 Sevens side.

The Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Squad will compete for the first time this weekend at the Counties Manukau Provincial Union Sevens on Saturday November 18.

2017/20018 Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Squad

Amanda Aldridge (Rangiuru)

Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly (Rotoiti)

Emma O'Toole (Rotorua Girls High School)

Hope Garner (Te Puke Sports)

Jade Tuilaepa (Rangataua)

Jenna Aikman (Te Puke Sports)

Julia Florence (Rotoiti)

Kelly Brazier (Rangataua)

Kendra Reynolds (Rangiuru)

Kiki Tahere (Rangataua)

Kororia Heyblom (Rangiuru)

Lesley Elder (Rangataua)

Luka Connor (Rotoiti)

Mahina Paul (Rotoiti)

Marina Beazley (Rotorua Girls High School)

Michaela Blyde (Te Puke Sports)

Nadia Flavell (Rangiuru)

Olivia Richardson (Rangataua)

Ora Williams (Rangiuru)

Parekura Whareaorere (Rangiuru)

Rebecca Kersten (Rangiuru)

Sam Spence (Rangataua)

Sapphire Tapsell (Rangiuru)

Sequoia Te Aonui (Rotoiti)

Shaye Whareaorere (Rangiuru)

Tania-Rose Thompson (Rotoiti)

Tynealle Fitzgerald (Rangiuru)

Waiata Jennings (Western Heights High School) – Apprentice

Zaan Scott (Rangataua)

Unavailable due to injury:

Jade Carter (Rangataua)

Aryahn Clarke (Rangiuru)

Polly Playle (Rotoiti)



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