An Evening showcasing Female participation in Rugby – Bandon RFC are delighted to welcome Stacey Waaka to our club on Tue 26th February 2019 7pm to 9pm
We are staging a come meet and train with a true World Champion on Tuesday night 26th Feb. at Bandon Rugby Club.
We are calling on every girl who is thinking of coming along to watch, take part or just have some fun to just arrive on.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME – it is not very often World Champions come to town.
Girls are taking over the Main pitch and lights for the night:
- 7pm to 8pm for younger underage of all ages and
- 8pm to 9pm for U18 and seniors.
Stacey joins an illustrious handful of players who have won both the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Sevens Rugby World Cup. She was part of the Black Ferns 7s team that recently won the Sydney International 7s competition. Indeed it was her try which sealed the victory in Sydney just over two weeks ago. She was also part of the World Cup winning team in Belfast last year when the Black Ferns beat England in the World Cup Final.
Stacey is a spectacular example of what can be done when you put your mind to it. She is a late vocation to Rugby, and although still only 23, is only playing rugby a short number of years having started in High School. She has also represented New Zealand at Touch Rugby and has represented her home province of Waikato in Netball, Hockey and Athletics. She epitomises what hard work, application as well as dedication can bring. She is an elusive runner, well balanced to beat an opponent and many of her YouTube videos exemplify her running and ball handling skills.
Although Stacey has reached some dizzy heights already in her career with World Cup winning gold medals from both 15-a-side and 7-a-side Rugby, her performances recently in Sydney looks like she will be a stalwart in the New Zealand setup for years to come.
Staceys brother, Bronson Waaka, is currently playing for the Bandon RFC J1 side and has settled into the team since arriving last October to Ireland. Stacey has another brother, Beaudein, and he plays for the New Zealand mend 7s team. So rugby a plenty in the Waaka household.
We are looking forward to giving Stacey a warm West Cork welcome to Bandon on Tuesday 26th February – We hope to see you all there.