Charlotte Caslick, a key member of the gold medal winning Australian Women’s Rugby 7s team, as well as Olympic champions Jesse Parahi and Lewis Holland will be attending the Southern Highlands Rugby 7’s tournament on October 1, 2016 at Eridge Park, Bowral in partnership with Empower Rugby for girls.

Charlotte represents Australia in 7s rugby which triumphantly returned to the Olympic arena. The Australian women’s rugby 7s team won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Bowral Blacks Rugby Club President Mark Freund said, “Bowral Blacks are thrilled to welcome Charlotte Caslick, Jesse Parahi and Lewis Holland to the Southern Highlands 7s tournament on Saturday.”

“With its recent return to the Olympics, Rugby 7’s is now one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In particular the Australian Women’s team gold medal at Rio is inspiring girls and women across the country to take up rugby 7s, and this is being seen at the Southern Highlands 7s where women’s and girl’s entries have almost doubled to 26 teams.”

“The Southern Highlands 7s is one of the few tournaments in Australia catering for youth teams, both boys and girls. Bowral Blacks continue to invest in our youth which we know is important for the long-term development of sport in the region.”

Charlotte, Lewis and Jesse will be assisting with skills development & guidance alongside the team from Empower Rugby, the first girls’ rugby pathway program for girls aged 10-18 in Australia. Our Olympic champions will be available for photos and signing of merchandise with visitors to the Empower tent.

Food and beverage outlets will be available for spectators and supporters to purchase refreshments, as well as Southern Highlands 7s and Empower merchandise.