FOUNDATION SUPPORTS USA SEVENS TEAM’S BID FOR THE WORLD CUP
Julie McCoy, US Women's 7s Coach 2005-2009
USA Women’s Sevens Squad travelled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(UAE) to compete in the first Women's Rugby World Cup Sevens Tournament, March
USA posted wins against Russia, Japan, and France and made it to the
semi-finals where they suffered a loss to New Zealand in a close match.
The final match between Australia and New Zealand
resulted in Australia claiming the first Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens title.
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“As always, the women's rugby community and other enthusiasts came through
to support the Sevens WNT in its World Cup quest,” said Foundation President,
Danita Knox. “They reached into their pockets, they purchased calendars
used as a team fundraiser, and they travelled to Dubai. Our Foundation was
proud to support our Women Eagles given the sacrifices they made to participate
in this history-making competition.”
Coach Julie McCoy gratefully gave credit saying, “The USWRF stands as a
role model organization for all female rugby players, as it combines the love
for rugby with community service; providing a needed ‘next step’ to the
introduction of rugby to mainstream America. Thank you so much for your
“Thanks to organizations like the U.S. Women's Rugby Foundation, the U.S.
Women's Sevens team was fully funded over the four years of my tenure as head
coach,” McCoy added. “In fact, the players involved in the first ever World Cup
Sevens in Dubai were actually paid to play for their country; a first for any
female USA Rugby Team!”