Malta Ladies 7’s squad retain position in Europe

The Ladies National 7’s Rugby squad returned to Malta holding on to their Division A position, being placed tenth, a significant improvement on last year’s final position.

17 July 2011, 12:00am
The 2011 European Women’s 7’s Tournament was played in Riga, Latvia.

The squad’s two wins against host nation, Latvia and fierce opponents, Israel helped the ladies maintain their deserved placing.  Both matches were close and featured scores by Vanessa Attard.  (Malta vs Latvia 5-0, Malta vs Israel 10-5).

The two-day tournament included losses against Austria, Croatia and ultimate winners, Ukraine, but the spirit of the squad remains positive and upbeat considering the final position.

Tour Manager, Grazeilla Jones, said: “We’re happy with our improvement and we’re grateful for steadfast support from our coaches and sponsors, MIA.  “Most of all, we’re delighted with the way we worked as a solid unit; the squad works really well together and that’s a great foundation to build on for the future.”

Plans are already underway for next season’s training sessions with a determined squad looking ahead to the 2012 tournament.