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ASC steps in to support Deadly 7s

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The Australian Sports Commission has committed to helping Rugby Australia roll out its first Indigenous Rugby program known as Deadly 7s in 2018.

The ASC will support the initiative through Sporting Schools. This means thousands more kids will be given their first taste at rugby with the program now being available to all schools from Term 2.

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says the governing body is grateful for the ASC’s ongoing support to fund this vital program.

"Deadly 7s doesn’t just teach kids the rugby basics, it teaches them about the importance of education and keeping healthy,’’ Castle says.


The program first kicked off in 2016 and within 12 months more than 5,000 kids were signed up from right across the country. 

At the end of 2017 that figure had increased 134% - almost 13,000 students had taken part in a free five-week course. 

Wallaroos winger Mahalia Murphy is now the official ambassador for the program and believes it has big potential. 

"It has the power to influence the next generation of rugby players who just need a nudge in the right direction,’’ Murphy says.

The program can be taught before, during or after school from Term 2 to 4. To register click here


Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Deadly 7s program at your school? Check out all the details on the Rugby Australia page.

Looking for a club in your area? http://rugby.sportzvault.com

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Image: Thousands more kids will be given their first taste at rugby with the program now being available to all schools from Term 2.