Karen McNamara Unveiled As Central Coast Women's Sevens Ambassador

Karen McNamara (third right) has become the tournament's ambassador
Karen McNamara (third right) has become the tournament's ambassador
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Karen McNamara MP, the Federal Member for Dobell, has been unveiled as the ambassador for The Central Coast Rugby Sevens Women's Tournament.

The Central Coast competition will be played between 24th and 26th October and is set to feature four of the top 10 sides in the world - Australia, Canada, Brazil and Fiji.

New Zealand, Japan and the United States of America will also be competing for a record prize of $12,000, an increase from last year's $8,000.

The tournament is now one of the richest women's tournaments in the world, and McNamara is delighted to come on board, recognising the work the tournaments organisers are doing to promote equality in sport.

"This tournament is getting bigger and better each year and I am delighted to be involved and promoting equality in sport," McNamara said.

"I look forward to working alongside Tournament Director Craig Morgan as we continue to develop the women’s division, with the ultimate aim of achieving parity between the men’s and women’s events.

"The Central Coast Women’s Rugby Sevens Tournament is leading the way toward achieving equality in sport and recognising the outstanding level of competition this women’s tournament delivers," she added.

The tournament will be hosted by the Wyong Rugby League Club and tournament director Mr Morgan said:

"The Central Coast Sevens women’s event is widely regarded as the premier women’s tournament in the world outside of world-series events.

"We are extremely proud of the quality our women’s tournament delivers and the opportunity
the tournament provides to competing athletes."