A trailblazer for Rugby 7s, Sharni Williams has over 35 caps and is an out and proud lesbian athlete who hopes to spur the message of ‘love is love’ and build a community with queer athletes in the rugby world.
Coming from charming small-town Batlow with a population of about 15srcsrc, Australian Rugby 7s player Sharni Williams has paved the way for aspiring queer athletes, finding a home in the 7s for over a decade now.
Self-Professed ‘Country Girl That Loves Sports’
A self-professed “country girl that loves sports’, Williams grew up with a natural inclination to positions of leadership, where she was captain throughout her schooling career. This translated to her professional sporting career. She co-captained the Australian team in the 2src16 Rio Olympics and led her team to victory, winning a gold medal in the sport.
Her introduction to rugby union is a little unconventional and kick-starts her journey into finding herself. After moving to Canberra in 2srcsrc7, she worked at Sportsman Warehouse and met a woman who made her question her sexuality. Invited to play rugby, she decided
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