#AllezAUS 'Let's Go Australia'
Sport: Rugby Sevens
Event: Women's Rugby Sevens
Olympic History: Rio 2016 (Gold), Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 1995
State Born: QLD
Before her sevens debut, QLD-born Charlotte Caslick was a talented touch football player and at the 2012 National Youth Championships was named Touch Football Australia's Player of the Series.
Charlotte made her sevens debut in 2013 and has since become one of the world’s best. She was named in the World Series Dream Team for three straight seasons between 2014-16, scoring nine tries and setting up many more in Australia’s first series victory.
In 2013, she competed at the Australian Olympic Youth Festival, where Rugby Sevens made its debut on the 17-sport program. At the event, Charlotte was chosen to read the Olympic oath on behalf of all athletes.
The 26-year-old made history in Rio as a part of the gold-medal winning women’s rugby sevens team in Rio. Over the Olympic tournament Charlotte scored seven tries for Australia, one of which came in the gold medal match against New Zealand.
The victory capped off a massive 2016 for the team who also became the first Australian side to win the World Series after they won three of the five events on the circuit. After an incredible year, Charlotte was named the 2016 World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year.
She then won silver at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the Women’s Sevens World Cup in San Francisco (2018).
With Covid-19 shutting down international Rugby Sevens competitions, Charlotte swapped codes briefly in 2020 playing for the Roosters in the NRLW season. But after two games she suffered a season-ending injury when two small fractures were found in the middle of her back.
After a full recovery, Charlotte re-signed with Rugby Australia in November 2020 in preparation for the Tokyo Games.
At the delayed Tokyo 2020 games, Charlotte would make her second Olympic appearance. Picking up on where she left off in Rio, scoring two tries over the three Australian group stage games, helping advance the squad to a quarter-final tie against Fiji. Caslick would add her third of the tournament against Fiji but would not be enough to advance and Australia would exit the tournament with a 5th overall placing.