Stuartholme Students Ready to Have Their Own Taste of International Women’s Sport

Tuesday, 22/08/2023 Posted by: Emily Heath

Stuartholme students are getting a kick out of the hype generated by women’s competitive sport and are set for their own opportunity to represent Australia on the world stage.

Twelve students in grades eight and nine are putting in their final training before heading off to France on 29 August to represent Australia at the inaugural Rugby Heritage Cup (RHC2023).

“The excitement generated by the Matildas’ brilliant success and enormous support has really inspired the Stuartholme community,” said Principal Mr Daniel Crump.

“Our Rugby 7’s team have drawn real motivation from Australia’s winning soccer squad.

“It certainly isn’t lost on the girls that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and they’re making the most of their remaining training sessions before they depart on Tuesday, 29 August for Pontlevoy in France,” he said.

Stuartholme School is an international School of the Sacred Heart – which was established by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in France in 1800. Sophie’s educational philosophy is still followed by Stuartholme – putting the students at the heart so they can be challenged in a supportive and affirming environment to reach their potential in all areas of development – spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.

“We are very proud of our French heritage and the opportunity to travel to our place of birth, whilst also celebrating the 200th anniversary of Rugby,” said Mr Crump.

The tournament will be held 2-7 September 2023. Stuartholme’s team will compete against 24 international teams, in the week before the Rugby World Cup

The Stuartholme students will travel with Iona College – the Australian representative schoolboys’ team.


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