Summer News

Youth Olympic 7s Squad Named

11 December 2013
Rugby sevens women's champions

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The Australian women collect the silver medal after The Dutch won the World League gold medal match 5-1.

HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos had to settle for silver at the inaugural World League tournament in Tucuman as an inspired Dutch comeback saw the Olympic champion Netherlands claim the gold medal, cancelling out Australia’s half time advantage to win 5-1.

Bronwen Knox #6 of Australia challenges Frassinetti Teresa #12 of Italy as Lea Barta of Australia tends goal during day three of the FINA Women's World League Super Final 2013 match between Australia and Italy at National Aquatics Center on June 3, 2013 in Beijing, China.

WATER POLO: A thrilling last quarter comeback has seen the United States of America defeat Australia’s women’s water polo team, the Aussie Stingers, 12-10 in the gold medal final of the Canada Cup in Quebec.

Darren Bundock and Olivia Price racing at Sail Melbourne in December, 2013.

SAILING: Day-by-day results from the medal races at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne.

Claire Messent of Australia celebrates scoring a goal during the penalty shoot-out against Germany and quarter-final victory, at the 2013 World League finals in Argentina, 5 December 2013.

HOCKEY: Australia’s Hockeyroos will face the Netherlands in the final of the World League tournament in Tucumán following both sides’ semi-final victories. The Dutch, the Olympic champions, progressed to the grand final at the expense of hosts Argentina, winning through on a shoot-out following a 2-2 draw.

Nathan Outteridge (L) and Iain Jensen (R) celebrate winning gold in the Men's 49er Sailing on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 8, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: Fresh from coming to the rescue of his injured sister, Australia's Olympic sailing champion Nathan Outteridge wants to step up again for his country by winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Dane Sampson competes during the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 6, 2012 in London, England.

SHOOTING: The Aussies are off to a great start at the Oceania Continental Shooting Championship (29 November to December 5), with some excellent results across the competition.

Kellie White of Australia celebrates after scoring the teams second goal of the game during the Investec Hockey World League - Final match between England and Australia at The University of Westminster Sports Ground on June 30, 2013 in London, England.

HOCKEY: Head Coach Adam Commens says “the tournament begins now” after Australia’s women sealed a commanding 5-1 win over rivals New Zealand to set up a crunch quarter-final clash with either Germany or Korea at the World League Finals in Argentina.

The Australian team celebrate after winning the IRB Womens's Sevens World Series Cup Final during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 29, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

RUGBY SEVENS: The Women's Sevens team pulled off one of the greatest come backs in Sevens Rugby history to win round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, while the Men made an impressive bounce back to claim the Bowl Final in their second World Series round at the Dubai Sevens.

Rachel Crothers of Australia is tackled by Marcela Delboni of Brazil during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 28, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has described himself as “pretty happy” after Australia swept their first three matches on day 1 of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series opening round in Dubai to set up a quarter final against England here on Friday.