Women’s Rugby 7s Coach Campbell Yates Returns


JCUSA Sport & Recreation are happy to announce that Campbell Yates will return as the JCU women’s rugby 7s coach for 2021.

This will be Campbell Yates third season as the JCU Women’s Rugby 7s coach.  Campbell has coached the side at UniSport Nationals Div 1 and the Uni v Army event in 2018 & 2019.  In 2019, Campbell also coached the side at the Hughenden 7s competition and helped create, along with JCUSA Sport & Recreation, a JCU Women’s Rugby 7s Carnival which featured teams from outside the Townsville region.  Outside of the JCU team, Campbell is also the current Townsville Brolgas Women’s head coach and North Queensland Country Women’s head coach.  

Campbell was on board in 2020 to coach the team at Nationals Div 1 & Div 2 before the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.  

“I am looking forward to coaching the women’s rugby 7s side again in 2021,” Campbell Yates said, “I was very pleased with how we have created a team culture around our women’s rugby 7s team in 2019 by creating a JCU 7s carnival as well as competing in the Hughenden 7s so the side can compete all year round.  Unfortunately, the postponement of the event in 2020 put a halt to this development. However, I am looking forward to restarting this again in 2021 with the aim to win a medal at Nationals”.  

One of Campbell’s best achievements with the JCU side was coaching the side to a Bronze Medal at UniSport Nationals Div 1 in 2018.  

Jason Conn, JCUSA Sport and Recreation Manager said, “we have seen how much Campbell has invested into the women’s rugby 7s side.  You can see the passion he has for Women’s Rugby in the region as well as the passion for the sport within the university.  We are excited to have Campbell back on board in 2021”.  

The Women’s Rugby 7s team will be competing at UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 on the Gold Coast from September 26 – October 2.  

JCUSA is excited to confirm the Women’s Netball team also has Brady Smith and Jen Hamilton returning as coaches. 

If you are interested in competing in women’s rugby 7s or another competition, click on the following link HERE for more information as well as expressing your interest to compete.  
If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to email sport@jcu.edu.au

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