After winning the Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, it was always going to be tough for the Australian Women’s Seven squad to stay on top of the world. After losing their World Series crown to New Zealand in the 2016/17 season, the Aussies are eager to rebound. Coach Tim Walsh’s side women’s remained consistent with regular podium finishes throughout the 2016/2017 season but Sydney will hopefully be the start of bigger and better things for this squad.
Australia was one of the first nations in the world to give women the right to vote, in 1902.
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Demi Hayes made her Aussie Sevens debut on the World Series circuit at just 17 years old in 2016. Fast forward a year and Hayes has been labelled a rising star amongst a very strong squad. While Hayes has fewer caps than some of her other team mates, she certainly has the potential to be a future star.
World Series ranking 2016/2017:
2017 Sydney Sevens placing: