16 November 2017 – Malaysia 7s Under 17 Women will compete in Asia Rugby U17 Girls Rugby 7s. The tournament will also be the Pre-Youth Olympic qualification round. They will be competing in the regional association qualification tournament as they fight for the sole spot in the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 in Argentina.
12 teams have confirmed the participation. They are being divided into 4 groups of three. Malaysia is in Pool D as they will have two tough matches against neighbour, Thailand and China. Top-seeded team, Japan is in Pool A while the host, United Arab Emirates will face Iran and Kazakhstan in Pool B.
The tournament will take place on 29th and 30th November 2017. It will be held at the Dubai Sports City, United Arab Emirates.
There is no official release on the continent to Dubai but we expect to see Bradley Mika, the ex-New Zealand player to lead the team as the Technical Advisor.
Only the champion of this tournament will qualify for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics which will take place at Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires in Palermo, Argentina.
Malaysia boys finish fourth in the boys’ qualifier which took place in Chinese Taipei last September. Japan qualified to Argentina as the tournament champion.