Barker College has announced an exciting and unique partnership with the University of Sydney, to develop the next generation of female Rugby 7s stars.
From April this year, Barker will run the University of Sydney girls’ junior academy program, which will act as a feeder for the University’s AON 7s team.
The program will see approximately 30 girls from the local area, selected to participate in specialised Rugby 7s training twice a week at Barker. The girls will have the option to continue to compete for their own club, or to join the University of Sydney and represent the academy in the Blue & Gold.
Barker’s Director of Girls’ Sport, Ali Cox said, “This partnership provides an exciting opportunity for girls to not only be involved in a high performance program, but concurrently focus this within an environment that delivers a holistic approach to their overall development – within a supportive setting allowing students to thrive both on the sports field and with their ongoing studies.”
Trials will be conducted from 9am – 12.30pm on Sunday 31 March at Barker from which approximately 24-30 students will be selected to participate in the University of Sydney Academy program. Students must attend the trial on 31 March to be consider for academy participation.