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The Women’s team have a proud history in the premier women’s competition, the Lindroth Cup. They have been top of the ladder for over ten years in Melbourne, winning multiple XV’s premierships and 7’s competitions.
The team alumni have notable names in women’s rugby with a rich history behind them. Wallaroo Oneata Schwalger founded the team, and since then, they have had international capped players come through the ranks. These include Ashley Marsters (Australia), Corrine Grant (Scotland), Michelle Johansson (Sweden) and Georgia Cormick (Australia). Additionally, ex-head coach of the Super W Melbourne Rebels Alana Thomas coached the most recent premiership-winning team.
A number of Melbourne Unicorns have played in the Melbourne Rebels SuperW squad and have toured and played with the State Team. The Unicorns Team Manager was also appointed as the State Team Manager.
The team offers opportunities for player development and pathways towards playing at a State and National levels and encourage personal development. Players are supported with further education to ensure the athletes have a balanced lifestyle outside of rugby and offer assistance for players to reach their professional goals. There are also opportunities for players to transition into coaching at the end of their playing careers, thus making women in rugby stronger in Victoria.
In 2023, the Unicorns will be led by experienced Coaches, Venu Masinalupe and Chris Dooney. The coaches aim to build a strong and cohesive team of players keen to play the game and extend themselves. The game plan will be built around the skillset of the squad and team culture will focus on playing for one other and developing each player’s passion for the game.
Players of all experience levels, those considering playing rugby, or volunteers are welcome to join a training session. The coaching staff are experienced and dedicated to growing the Women’s game here in Victoria and are looking forward to starting the season with a positive mindset.
Preseason starts at Gardiner Park, Carroll Crescent, Glen Iris on 17th January, 2023. All welcome Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm.
The team are planning a preseason trip to Adelaide – time to get involved!
During the season (April-August), the team has training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Orrong Romanis Reserve alongside the Men’s teams. Games are on Saturdays and rotate around rugby grounds throughout Melbourne.
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