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The Roma’s, named after Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell are one of ten universities across Australia who have been selected to participate in Rugby Australia's & Australian University Sport's national competition, the National University Sevens Series (UNI7s for short).
The creation of this competition came off the back of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games success, where the Aussie Women won GOLD over their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand.
To maintain their success and world class standard of the Australian Women's team, the UNI7s program was put in place to ‘find the next generation’ of female rugby 7s players from both traditional and non-traditional markets. The professional contingent of 20 contracted players are spread throughout the team to lift performance and expose a wider group to the ‘elite’ level player.
Allocations to The University of Adelaide Roma's;
2017: Evania Pelite (Rio Gold), Emma Tonegato (Rio Gold) & Mahalia Murphy
2018: Evania Pelite & Mahalia Murphy
2019: Awaiting Confirmation
The UNI 7s program is looking for athletes with a point of difference to accelerate their progression to the full-time professional squad, to eventually represent Australian in the HSBC World Series, the Commonwealth Game, the Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Now in the third year of the program, the Roma’s are looking to push their eastern states counterparts as the squad grows in experience.
To we have pushed 10 players to Australian senior development or Youth development programs alongside our coaches attending a number of international positions.
2017: 5th out of 8 teams
2018: 5th out of 10 teams
2019 Universities competing:
QLD – Bond University, Griffith University & University of Queensland
NSW – University of New England, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney
ACT – University of Canberra
VIC – University of Melbourne
SA – University of Adelaide
WA – University of Western Australia
For more information or any queries relating to The University of Adelaide Roma's, please contact:
Adelaide University Sport
Ground Floor, George Murray Building
Gate 10, Victoria Drive
The University of Adelaide
Phone: (08) 8313 5403