Charlotte Caslick

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Charlotte Caslick
Date of birth (1995-03-09) 9 March 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Spouse Lewis Holland (Rugby sevens)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Back
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013– Australia
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gold Coast Team


Charlotte Caslick OAM (born 9 March 1995) is an Australian professional representative and Olympic level rugby union player. She represents Australia in Sevens Rugby and in touch football. She won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Rugby career[edit]

Born in Brisbane, Queensland Caslick plays for The Tribe at a club level and after graduating from Brisbane State High School she debuted for Australia in May 2013. By December 2015, she had earned 13 caps, racking up 31 tries in that two-year period.[1] Caslick has been described as "the best women's rugby sevens player on the planet."[2] and "a key member of the Australian Women’s Rugby Sevens team that is eyeing gold at [2016's] Rio Olympics."[3]

Caslick is a dual international having represented her country at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup as well as playing for Touch Football Australia at both age-grade and open levels. She was named in World Rugby's 2014–15 Team of the Season after another stellar season and one of four players nominated for the 2015 World Sevens Player of the Year. Charlotte was also voted player of the tournament in the Australian Nationals. Representative Honours include Touch Football Australia, Australian Youth Olympic Festival (2013) and Queensland.[4] She was a member of Australia's team at the 2016 Olympics, defeating New Zealand in the final to win the inaugural Olympic gold medal in the sport.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

In October 2016, Caslick was named as Australia's women's sevens player of the year.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell Jackson; John Davidson; Erin Delahunty. "Guardian Australia writers' tips for the breakout sports stars of 2016 – part I | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  2. ^ Webster, Andrew (5 August 2016). "Rio sevens star Charlotte Caslick: 'She was just massive – heavier than my Dad'". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Twenty-year-old to take centre stage". Inside Sport. nextmedia Pty Ltd. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Charlotte Caslick Moving With Sevens | Southern Free Times". Warwick.starcommunity.com.au. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Australia wins gold in women's rugby sevens". Sky News. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Newman, Beth (14 July 2016). "Rio Olympics: Australian Sevens teams announced". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Rio Olympics: Australia's men's and women's sevens squads unveiled". foxsports.com.au. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  8. ^ "Rio 2016: Olympic squads named by Australia for rugby sevens debut at Games". ABC.net.au. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  9. ^ "Australia's Olympic Sevens squads announced". Rugby News.net.au. 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Australia name a mix of veterans, young guns for men's, women's Olympic sevens squads". ESPN.com.au. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  11. ^ "Key players return as Australia name Olympic sevens squads". worldrugby.org. 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  12. ^ "Wallabies vice-captain Michael Hooper scores second prestigious John Eales medal". ABC News. Sydney. Australian Associated Press (AAP). 27 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.