King’s Christian College’s Rugby 6s girls recently emerged as the undisputed champions at the ANIX World Youth Rugby Championships, which were held in Japan on 28-29 April 2023.
During the two action-packed days, the College’s girls demonstrated their unrivalled talent by going head-to-head against some of the most formidable youth rugby teams from around the world. From the outset, their tenacity and focus were evident as they dominated the pool rounds, leaving spectators in awe with their impressive point scoring.
Their semi-final game proved to be a true test of their mettle, engaging in a gripping battle against a worthy opponent. Rising to the challenge, King’s team emerged victorious, securing their place in the championship game against the New Zealand team from Manukura School.
“I am immensely proud of our Rugby 7s Girls team for their outstanding performance and recent victory at the 2023 SANIX World Youth Rugby Championships in Japan,” King’s Christian College’s Reedy Creek Campus principal, Russell Meyers, told The Educator.
“This triumphant achievement is a testament to our players’ pursuit of excellence and our College’s dedication to developing elite sportsmen and women.”
Meyers said the girls have not only showcased their skills on an international stage but have exemplified the values of perseverance and sportsmanship that King’s Christian College is renowned for.
“Congratulations to our Rugby 7s Girls Team for this momentous accomplishment. May their victory serve as an inspiration to all of our students to reach for the stars.”
Looking ahead, the College is eagerly anticipating the players’ continued success and growth in their future sporting endeavours, with special mention to team members Amahli Hala and Ava Wereta, who are currently part of the Australian Women’s 7s squad and hoping to gain selection to the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinbago at the start of August this year.
The Champion team comprised of the following King’s Christian College Year 11 and 12 students:
- Leilani Ahsam
- Aasha Elliott
- Saedy Goble-Lote
- Amahli Hala
- Kaydence Hohaia Katene
- Sovika Pousini
- Charlize Ratu
- Evie Sampson
- Bailee Anne Tewake
- Gase Tupuola-Palale
- Ava Wereta