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Huriana Manuel and Waisale Serevi leads HSBC all-girls rugby clinic

 HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens Ambassadors Waisale Serevi and Huriana Manuel take a selfie with the participants of the HSBC All-Girls Rugby Clinic 

Last evening saw over 100 girls aged between 5-18 years old from various junior rugby clubs, schools and academies take part in a HSBC All-Girls Rugby Clinic with HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens Ambassadors Huriana Manuel and Waisale Serevi at the Ministry of Education (Evans) Stadium. The two Ambassadors and local rugby coaches led the girls in a series of drills, introducing them to skills specific to the Sevens game.

 

Manuel said about the clinic: “It’s a fantastic idea, which HSBC along with Singapore Rugby have combined to bridge the gap between grassroots rugby and national rugby, it shows how much the women’s game has grown and its really exciting to see in the Asian part of the world. It’s been an amazing journey and I look forward to seeing some of these girls in the Rugby World Series in a couple of years’ time.”

 

Serevi spoke about the impact that the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens has on the local rugby community and said: “I believe it’ll make a big impact especially to the teams and the fans that are here. We need the tournament to stay and to grow and we need people to come out in numbers to support the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens.

 

Supporting the grassroots level is an important thing that HSBC is doing. This is the first time I’m doing an all-girls program. It’s really cool to see that they’re trying to lift up the standard of women‘s rugby in Singapore.”