Stor-Age Pirates Women’s Rugby Club player selected for Springboks
Penbry McNamara, a Stor-Age Pirates Rugby Club player since the beginning of 2018, has been selected for the Springboks Women’s squad for their European tour in November.
McNamara is the second Pirates rugby player to be invited to join the Springbok Women’s team. She will be playing both hooker and flank during the squad’s European tour.
After sustaining an injury during one of the league games, McNamara made a full recovery to showcase her skills as a quality rugby player during an interprovincial for the Golden Lions. She was selected for the Springboks training camp during the final between Golden Lions and Boland Cavaliers, after which she got selected to join the Springboks squad.
Comments Chanel Alberts, Founder and Coach of the Stor-Age Pirates Women’s Rugby Club, “We are extremely proud of Penbry for being selected for the Springboks squad. It is an honour to have such a committed and hardworking player represent both Pirates Rugby and South Africa”.
The Springbok Women kicked off their European tour with a victory over the UK Armed Forces on Friday, 2 November.
- 10 November – RSA vs Wales
- 17 November – RSA vs Spain
- 25 November – RSA vs Italy
Stor-Age Pirates Rugby Club
Stor-Age Pirates Rugby Club prioritises individual growth, especially when players show interest and passion. The club has a strategic development programme which focuses on the success of both individual and teams, as well as the growth of Women’s rugby in general.
Comments Alberts, “As a result of our strategic approach to developing our players, we have produced the highest number of female rugby players in Johannesburg. We believe that we are a rugby club that can assist in accomplishing players’ dreams when they put their minds to it.”
Stor-Age congratulates Penbry McNamara for achieving Springbok colours, and the Pirates Rugby Club for helping with her development. We look forward to further growth in women’s rugby in South Africa as the sport goes from strength to strength.