Faith Nathan re-signs with Australian Sevens

Thu, Nov 24, 2022, 12:56 AM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Australian Women's Sevens have stolen a thrilling final in Langford to take the World Series crown.

Faith Nathan is the latest Sevens star to sign a new deal with the program, committing until the end of the 2024 season.

Nathan made her debut in 2019 in Dubai, eventually earning selection for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The 22-year-old has experienced a breakout 2021-22 campaign, nominated for World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year alongside teammates Charlotte Caslick and Maddison Levi.

Nathan broke the record for most tries in a Rugby Sevens World Cup game with five against Madagascar, helping them to their inaugural title following their Commonwealth Games success.

“With the 2024 Olympic Games in sight, I couldn’t be more excited to extend my contract for another two years,” Nathan said in a statement. 

"The growth in the team since our last Olympic bid has been remarkable, and I’m eager to continue my journey with such a talented group of girls. 

“Our coaching staff have been absolutely outstanding – from our head coach Tim Walsh to our head of athletic performance Tom Carter, our physiotherapists and our support team – I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today without them.

“I firmly believe our success can be partly attributed to the bond that exists between my teammates and I – they are my chosen family, and I’m so grateful I get to train, travel, and compete all over the world with them.” 

It comes just days after Madison Ashby, Sariah Paki and Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea re-signed for the next two years.

Tim Walsh was pleased to continue locking up the core of his Triple Crown-winning squad, proud of Nathan's development over the past 12 months.

“Faith is an absolute livewire without an off switch,” he added. 

“She brings intensity, competitiveness, speed, and a mischievous sense of humour to the squad.

“She is full of confidence and totally authentic, and has earned her accolade as one of the world’s best players. 

“An excellent defender and electric finisher, she is an absolute privilege to work with, and I look forward to seeing her develop on the road to Paris in 2024.” 

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