If you haven't heard of it, Red Bull Ignite7 is unique five-day event that took place in Auckland from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 November, as 96 (48 male and 48 female) hopeful 16-20 year-olds vie for a place at the New Zealand Sevens Development Camps in 2020.
Northland was represented by Rocky Olsen (Whangarei Boys High School and Northland Under 18 Boys); Georgia Brierly (Wellsford Under 18 Girls, Otamatea Hawks 7s and Northland Under 18 Girls); Mia Anderson (Kerikeri High School, Kerikeri Under 18s, Kerikeri 7s, Kerikeri Condor 7s, Kaikohe Women's and Farah Palmer Cup), Savannah Bodman (Kamo Hawks Women's, Otamatea Hawks 7s, Northland Under 18 Girls and Farah Palmer Cup) and Ocean Tierney (Otamatea Hawks 7s and Kauri 7s Origin).
The five-day event saw the young Northlanders put through their paces as they took part in exclusive education sessions, an intensive combine which tested skill and athletic ability, and team trainings – all culminating in an action-packed sevens tournament that was televised live on Sky.
Georgia did well in testing, taking out the number 1 spot for the Women's Bronco test, and spot 2 for the vertical jump while Savannah was 5th best in the vertical jump and Ocean was 7th.
Rocky was part of the winning Inferno Men's team, Georgia and Savannah played for the winning Inferno Women's team, Mia played against her fellow Northland ladies in the runner up Bolt team and Ocean played for the Surge.
Northland Rugby congratulates you all.
Check out the full squads and stats here.
Article added: Thursday 28 November 2019