Strength and NZ Women’s Sevens
What is your team culture?
We train for each other. Everyone has everyone else's back. Everyone's there to do business. When someone breaks from the foundation, or when there are issues, it's all about having a few honest conversations, and growing from it. It is crucial that everyone is on the same page. Everyone shares the same vision.
How do you create a strong team bond?
When you're introduced to the team you are made aware of the culture of the team, and have to effectively "buy in". Character goes a long way. We share the same passions, love of the sport and the Olympic Dream. We holding each other accountable, we know that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses; the key is knowing we have a diverse set of skills and utilising them the best way possible.
What is inspirational about Women's Sevens?
We are inspired by our love of rugby, New Zealand's national sporting code, and are determined to make sure it's not seen as only a man's sport. The Olympic Dream has completely changed rugby in New Zealand. Now a New Zealand girl watching us on TV can have a job. It was our dream as kids to train and get paid... now it's possible. It's changed a lot of lives, and it will continue to do so.