The game of 7’s Rugby was one of the new sports to be included in the 2016 Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro. Finland has had great success on the European circuit in recent years and Olympic qualification for future Games remains a long term goal. The women’s 7’s National Team began a new development cycle in 2017 with the appointment of a new staff and new goals. The head coach of the 7’s team is Bam Hennessy. Assistant coach is Mikko Aalto. Physiotherapist is Marika Nieminen.
The National Team squad is chosen yearly in the autumn through a combination of selection camps and performance in the thriving domestic 7’s competition. The squad trains throughout the winter and spring at Eerikkila Sports Institute, before taking part in several tournaments throughout Europe during spring and summer. The team currently competes in Rugby Europe’s Trophy competition.
More info about the team can be sourced from the Team Manager; tmwomen7(@)finland.rugby