7s Rugby is the most exciting form of Rugby Union to be formed in recent times and Aussies, especially our women’s team, are world beaters at it. And it has always suited the Wasps down to the ground, due to the smaller numbers and tight teamwork required.
Two years ago, our U10s team remade themselves into a 7s team, taking every opportunity to play and came away with Runner Up in the Quest Sports Awards for Team Spirit.
We have taken part in the Ipswich Festival of Rugby two years running, hosted our own 7s Gala Day for U10s and an ‘all comers’ Summer Sundays last year. We memorably took part in Ballymore Saturday 7s two years running and have also been involved in half time games at Ballymore and Suncorp—as recently as this March, just before shut down. And who can forget the generous raffle donation for the Forest Lake Ward Bushfire Fundraiser of an official Rio Olympic jersey from Jesse Parahi, former Aussie 7s captain who founded our popular Sense Rugby program! You can now say 7s is Wasps DNA.
Due to the shortened XVs season because of the Coronavirus pandemic, our local association the BJRU has 7s events planned. In addition, 7s will offer lots of clubs the opportunity to salvage rugby union for our families. If the proposed city-wide events don’t happen (as unfortunately was the case with late notice last year) the Wasps intend to take part in or host whatever 7s rugby we can to get amongst it! All we need are registered players and an accredited coach and manager and we can field a team in all age groups. We also work with other clubs in the Western corridor to get as many games that are out there for local kids.
Touch 7s is a new development of Rugby Union that offers a fun, multi-age form of the game that is non-contact and thus perfect for those who haven’t tried rugby before, are new arrivals to the area, have several siblings wanting to play together or would rather not tackle. Both forms are on the table for Term 4 and currently our Thursday afternoons are given to training in preparation.
It’s not too late to be part of the 7s action! If you would like to train and get prepared with us, pop down to the club Thursday afternoons at 4.30pm. Due to the need for contact tracing we need to have you registered, so please message us via our Facebook page: The WASPs Forest Lake Junior Rugby Union Club.