Girls Rugby League Kicks Off in Victoria
On Saturday we held the first ever session for the Victorian Girls U16’s Rugby League program. There was a good turnout at Betula Reserve following the U14’s and U15’s trials, and the skills the girls showed was great which provides a good starting platform for the program.
In 2017 for the first time there will be a Girls U16’s competition at the Affiliated States Championships held in Adelaide from 22nd to 25th June. This is a tremendous opportunity for the girls to compete at state level against the likes of WA and SA.
Inaugural Head Coach Ben Jack was delighted with the initial hit out. “It was really good to see the amount of girls turn up despite the heat, all the girls put in a fantastic effort and left the field with smiles on their faces. Hopefully we can get more girls to our sessions over the coming weeks”, he said.
NRL Victoria are hopeful to build on the success of last weekend’s activities and have even more girls participate in further sessions, starting with the second session this coming Sunday 12th March at Casey Fields at 11.30am.
The goal is to have a full competition for the girls to provide as many playing opportunities as possible, although this is dependent on the amount interest we receive. As a minimum there will be a number of gala day style events where we will be encouraging as many 14, 15 and 16 year olds to attend and give Rugby League a go. If you know of any girls that might be interested, please head down to Casey fields this Sunday at 11.30am, or contact NRL Victoria for more information.
Who knows, you could be representing the state in June!!!