NZ U18 7’s team selected for Youth Olympics

College Sport Media:

New Zealand’s first sevens team to attend the Youth Olympic Games has been announced today.

The women’s Under 18 team qualified for the Games after winning the Oceania Under 18 Sevens Championship earlier this year, with the New Zealand Olympic Committee since confirming their inclusion as the female team to attend.

New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith congratulated the selected athletes.

“The Youth Olympic Games are part of the pathway to the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and we’re delighted that a new generation of rugby sevens players will have this experience.

“We’re excited about the sporting, educational and cultural opportunities the Youth Olympic Games provide and welcome the players to the New Zealand Team.”

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A special congratulations to the College Sport Auckland athletes who made the team – Riscshay Lemanu from Papatoetoe High School and Hinemoa Watene from Howick College.