Calling All Sportswomen, TRY OUT FOR BELFAST MET’S HND RUGBY ACADEMY everyone welcome this Sat 8th Aug @ Castlereagh Campus from 11-1pm!

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Belfast Met are on the lookout for sportswomen to try out for a place on their HND female rugby 7s academy

A selection day has been announced for Saturday 8th August at Belfast Met’s Castlereagh Campus from 11am to 1pm where applicants can try out for the HND programme under the watchful eye of the Irish Rugby Football Union as well as Northern Ireland rugby star Ashleigh Baxter.

Applicants do not need previous experience in rugby, sportswomen from other backgrounds such as Hockey and Gaelic Football have successfully moved into the International 7s squad.

We are looking for the following characteristics in competitors:

  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Enjoys Training
  • Works well within a team

Successful applicants will be placed on the HND academic programme which will blend their learning and academic study together to enhance not only playing performance but also future employability.

The pathway on completion of the course will be either onto Higher Education, Elite sport or a career in the sports & fitness industry.

Sevens is a stripped-down version of rugby union, invented in Scotland in the 19th century, with seven players each side on a normal-sized field. Games are much shorter, lasting only seven or ten minutes each half, and tend to be very fast-paced, open affairs.

Anthony Eddy, Director of Rugby Sevens at Irish Rugby Football Union said:

“This program provides athletes with a wonderful opportunity to focus on their education and a career pathway as well as on their rugby development. It allows the athlete to fast track their rugby development with the ambition of further representative honours. “

To register for the selection day contact: We are also accepting walk in

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