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Helping Women’s Sevens Team Go4Gold


cityfitness Helping Women’s Sevens Team Go4Gold

August 2012

The nationwide Go4Gold campaign, to put together a Women’s Sevens team for the 2016 Olympics, gains strength as cityfitness joins in on the campaign in Canterbury.

The Go4Gold programme hopes to build a base of sevens rugby players that can compete in international invitational tournaments by the end of the year. They recently sought out players who are strong in four areas—speed, skill, endurance and character.

As New Zealand Women’s Sevens Coach Sean Horan puts it:

“To be a great sevens player you need to be fit, have speed and be highly motivated with a great work ethic.”

Now that cityfitness, a long term partner of the Crusaders and Canterbury Rugby Union, has joined in on the campaign in Canterbury, these women have the opportunity to improve in all of these areas immensely.

cityfitness Managing Director Dominic Rogerson says ‘we see this as a great synergy with cityfitness sponsorship of the international Hertz Sevens Tournament. It’s great to know we’re providing support for both athletes at the top of their game and those on their way there.’

After successfully identifying female rugby players from all over New Zealand, including Canterbury, the Go4Gold programme requires players to go through a strength and conditioning program in order to develop players’ skills further.

cityfitness stepped up to support the Go4Gold programme by offering 10 selected women in Canterbury the opportunity to use cityfitness to train. These women will have a huge advantage in their bid for the national team in that they will have access to world-class Body Training System classes, personal trainers, physiotherapists and much more

The Canterbury Rugby Football Union is really pleased that cityfitness has come on board as they have the expertise, facilities and equipment to really make the difference to our girls,” CRFU CEO Hamish Riach said

By offering these women the opportunity to train in world-class facilities, cityfitness is helping to make the dream of these young female athletes to win Olympic gold a reality.”

cityfitness is a New Zealand based, family owned company beginning with one club in Porirua in 2000 and has steadily grown to 21 clubs nationwide over the last 12 years.

The cityfitness group is one of the country’s most progressive health and fitness businesses, building a reputation on their high level of customer service, facilities, equipment and member support. cityfitness clubs offer a wide range of amenities, including: personal training, group fitness, indoor cycling and ‘state of the art’ strength and cardio equipment.


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