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The future of woman's RL

ALX25

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will enter a team in the 2023 NSWRL Tarsha Gale Cup, the Under 19 female junior representative competition, for the first time in the Club’s history.

Entry into the NSWRL competition will be the first step in the creation of a complete Sea Eagles female pathway with the intention to apply for a NRLW licence for the 2025 season.

Read more: https://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2...er-female-team-in-2023-nswrl-tarsha-gale-cup/
 

10$ Ferret

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That's great news from Manly. I had been told they were just not interested in the woman's game, which I thought was an absolute shame as there were so many talented young athletes there. Not to mention clubs like Forestville had been running female teams for years.

I don't think it will be long before they have a very competitive TG team
 

ALX25

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She’s earned the nickname ‘Smiley’ at St George Illawarra this season because all she does is just that but when Tara McGrath-West gets on the field, she leaves no stone unturned.

Dragons coach Jamie Soward has struck gold with McGrath-West in his second campaign in charge of the Red V with the former Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup product impressing in five matches this year.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/09/22/raiders-prodigy-pushing-dragons-engine-room-to-new-heights/
 

ALX25

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Harvey Norman NSW Sky Blues are playing a key role in developing the next generation of female stars, taking up coaching positions with teams across the state participating in the Lisa Fiaola Cup gala day at Tuggerah’s Central Coast Regional Sporting Complex on Tuesday 27 September.

Corban Baxter (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Keeley Browne and Keeley Davis (Illawarra Steelers) are among those who have been sharing their knowledge and skills with their respective club Under 17s pathway teams in preparation for the annual event.

Read more: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2022/09/26/sky-blues-provide-support-to-female-pathway/
 

The Partisan

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After watching the post game celebrations of the QRL GF and the AFL a thought struck me.

The emergence of women's competition in all the footy codes provides opportunity for on field celebrations of a winning team that womens sport has not had before on a national scale.

Cricket is the only other outdoor sport I can think of where this on field opportunity exists. Field hockey is popular with females but doesn't have the national profile.

So I would love to see our NRL administration ..including the events people ...really make a spectacle of the post game presentations.

This could inspire female youth to want to be in the same situations as the players they are seeing being celebrated in front of a national audience.
 

ALX25

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The talent was as real as some of the hits and tries scored in the first ever Sea Eagles Tarsha Gale Cup squad invitational trial.

Held at the Sydney Academy of Sport at Narrabeen on Wednesday night, girls from the Northern Beaches, Sydney’s west, Central Coast, the Hunter region and even Far North Queensland showcased their skills.

Read more: https://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2022/09/23/sea-eagles-tarsha-gale-cup-trial-a-success/

It was the fly in, fly out mission costing well over $1000 that typifies the passion Grace McFillin clearly has for rugby league.

The 18-year-old lock travelled over 3000 kilometres by air from her home in Townsville to Sydney on Wednesday to try her luck in the first ever Sea Eagles Tarsha Gale Cup squad invitational trial.

Read more: https://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2022/09/26/graces-amazing-effort-to-make-sea-eagles-trial/
 

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