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University of Tasmania Lions take to the field this week when the Aon Women’s 7s Series kicks off

Don’t miss the action this week when the University of Tasmania Lions makes sporting history and its national debut, as part of the Aon Women’s Uni 7s Series.

The team will play at University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston on Friday (25 August) when the first of four tournaments in the series kicks off.

The 24 strong squad comprises of students, local players, Australian women’s sevens representatives and elite athletes from abroad.

Coach of the University of Tasmania Lions Luke Burgess, former Wallaby and now Development Manager of the Tasmanian Rugby Union, said it was exciting to see the series taking shape.

“The Aon Uni 7s series is providing our local aspiring athletes with an opportunity to train, play, and be guided by some of the world’s best rugby players, and the experience, skills and mentorship they will impart is key to growing this sport in Tasmania,” Mr Burgess said.

“The coaching staff have been extremely impressed with the levels of commitment and the coachability of our playing squad. We are so proud of how far the group has come and can’t wait for the series to kick off.

“We are extremely excited for the future of University Sevens Series rugby and look forward to turning Tasmania into a destination for elite Rugby Sevens players from all over the world.”

A competition inspired by Australia’s women’s sevens success at Rio, the series was announced by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) in February to increase the number of pathways for aspiring athletes to progress towards national selection, while playing alongside the world’s best.

The University of Tasmania Lions are sponsored by WOTSO Workspaces, a leading provider of co-working space and serviced office space.

Published on: 21 Aug 2017 2:25pm