Nine Jillaroos Selected for CRL Northern and Southern Trials
Some of Australia’s best female rugby league players, including nine current Jillaroos, are set to go head-to-head for the opportunity to represent NSW Country and take their first step towards potential NSW State of Origin and Jillaroos jerseys.
The likes of Nakia Davis Welsh, Sam Bremner, Isabelle Kelly and Kezie Apps have been selected to represent Northern and Southern Country for selection in the CRL Women’s Representative Team that will take on City Origin and contest the new National Women’s Championships.
The CRL Northern and Southern Women’s Trial represents another step in the sequential pathway for female players to progress from local competitions to the elite level and will feature, alongside current Jillaroos and NRL Elite Level Representatives, some of the brightest young talent from across Regional NSW.
Country Rugby League CEO Terry Quinn believes the high level of talent selected for the trial is testament to the strength of the game in Regional NSW.
“It’s a fantastic time for women’s rugby league and having nine current Jillaroos trialling for Country Representative jerseys is a strong indication of the talent coming from Regional NSW,” said Quinn.
“It’s also been great to see how many girls are waiting in the wings for their opportunity to progress along the pathway and some of those players will get their opportunity in the Northern and Southern Trial.”
The CRL Northern and Southern Women’s Trial will be played alongside CRL’s Junior Representative Andrew Johns and Laurie Daley Cup Finals on Saturday, 14th April.
The Finals venue will be announced at the completion of the Semi-Finals on Saturday, 7th April; with the competing finalists of the Junior Representative competitions set to determine the Finals venue.
Alicia Martin (CRL Newcastle)
Amy Broadhead (CRL Newcastle)
Bec Young (CRL Newcastle)
Caitlin Moran (CRL Newcastle)
Emma Gillogoly (South Sydney)
Emma Young (CRL Newcastle)
Eunice Grimes (South Sydney)
Georgia Smyth (North Newcastle)
Holli Wheeler (CRL Newcastle)
Isabelle Kelly (CRL Newcastle)
Jayme Fressard (CRL Newcastle)
Jerry Burgmann (CRL Newcastle)
Kyara Nean (South Sydney)
Kylie Hilder (CRL Newcastle)
Nakia Davis-Welsh (South Sydney)
Ngalika Barker (CRL Newcastle)
Sharon McGrady (South Sydney)
Skye Lovett (CRL Newcastle)
Tayla Predebon (Hastings/North Newcastle)
Taylah Gray (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Coach: Mick Young
Ella Harris (Group 10)
Emma Hickey (Riverina)
Gab Suckling (Yass)
Georgie Brooker (Cronulla Caringbah)
Grace Mooney (Group 10)
Haylee Lepaio (Group 10)
Jamie Ann-Wright (Corrimal)
Kezie Apps (Helensburgh)
Maddison Perceval (Helensburgh)
Mikayla Malaki (Corrimal)
Lauretta Leao-Seve (Riverina)
Rebecca Ford (Group 10)
Ruan Sims (Cronulla Caringbah)
Rikeya Horne (Corrimal)
Sally Dwyer (Group 10)
Samantha Bremner (Helensburgh)
Shakiah Tungai (Avondale)
Shannon Pike (Riverina)
Talesha Quinn (Cronulla Caringbah)
Vanessa Foliaki (Brisbane Easts)
Coach: Adam Bezzina