Our graduates have continued to take massive steps on the international and national stages.
Jakiya Whitfeld was a part of the Aussie 7s side that claimed the World 7s series championship, Tyler Puzicha was selected for the UCI Junior Track World Champions and Cushla Rue has taken another step towards making the U20s World Cup in Costa Rica. While we also had seven graduate cyclists named in the recent AusCyling categorisations.
2022/23 AusCycling Developing & Emerging Categorisations
Seven riders have been selected for the
2022 UCI Junior Track World Championships Selections
Lone Star graduate Cushla Rue (WRAS 2019-2021) has again been called into the Young Matildas training squad which is preparing for the August U20s World Cup in Costa Rica. The five-day training camp which ran from 30th May – 3rd June is the third camp for the side in preparations for the World Cup
Jakiya Whitfeld (WRAS 2016-2018) is on top of the world as Australia has claimed the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens title. The squad secured the title with a first-place finish in the Langford leg and a second-place finish in Toulouse to finish the season 20 points clear of second-place Fiji and France in third.
Although Whitfeld was not a part of the squad in Toulouse that secured the title, she did feature in four (Dubai, Malaga, Seville and Langford) out of the six legs of the championship.
Finishing the season scoring four tries across 14 games, Whitfeld will now turn her attention to selections for the Aussie 7s squad that will head to Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in August.