These past 3 months have been a whirlwind of 7s activity for many of players as well with several athletes attending Serevi residency camps, the HP7s camp in Arkansas, and others invited to week-long stints at the Olympic Training Center with the Eagles. Nearly every player competed at the club and representational levels at tournaments across the US - as well as a few abroad. And we're honored that Canada Star Nia Williams was named Women's MVP of the Club 7s National Championships, on her 21st birthday no less!
With all this action and travel, scouting and recruiting, our rosters are nearly set for Central Coast 7s in October and the reveal will include several names familiar to rugby fans in America. Our Tobago 7s invites were also released last week and I'm thrilled that nearly half the spots for 2 men's and 2 women's teams have already been taken. The growth and future of our program is bright.
And now the big news: Stars Rugby 7s has been working hard over the last few months in also developing coaches that can guide our athletes to the next level. We are thrilled to introduce Andy Katoa and Orene Ai'i as coaches for the Stars program:
|Andy Coaching in Aspen|
|On tour with Atlantis 7s (and a few rugby legends), Argentina 1997|
|With Ata Malifa and Dallen Stanford at the 'Play On' premier|
Auckland Blues - 2000,2001,2003,2004,2005,2012
Crusaders - 2002
Auckland NPC - 1998 - 2005 - 2013
Auckland 7s - 1996 - 2005
Toulon (France) 2007-2009
Toyota Rugby Club ( Japan) 2005 - 2007 - 2009 - 2012
New Zealand 7s - 1999 - 2005
ProD2 Player Of The Year - 2009 (France)