Black Ferns Sevens share World Cup success with the next generation     01 Aug 2018    

As the women’s game continues to grow in New Zealand, the World Cup win is another milestone result in what has been an unprecedented 12 months.

With World Cup victory in both forms of the game, Commonwealth Games Sevens gold, an historic contracting agreement and continual growth in player participation numbers, the women’s game is increasing in popularity for both players and fans, said New Zealand Rugby’s Head of Women’s Rugby Development Cate Sexton.

“The Black Ferns Sevens success in San Francisco is another exciting result for women’s rugby in New Zealand and the players involved in that team are role models for our young players.

“Having Black Ferns Sevens players visit, inspire and motivate the next generation of rugby players will be a fantastic experience for all involved,” said Sexton.

Among the activities planned, Kelly Brazier will visit her former Intermediate and High School in Dunedin, while a group of players will visit emerging rugby schools in Wellington. In Auckland, players will interact with players at both school and clubs.