Newcomers and current women's rugby league stars will call the Gold Coast home from Thursday as the NRL hosts a Talent ID and National Championship.
Tomorrow more than 150 females will descend on Runaway Bay to complete a day of contact and non-contact skills and drills as part of an NRL Talent ID day, which will identify opportunities for athletes to play rugby league in the future.
The action moves to Southport on Friday, with more than 120 players set to take part in the National Championship.
“We’ve already seen some fantastic competitions as part of State Leagues and there’s some exciting rugby league ahead this weekend as part of the National Championship and next month with the Holden Women’s State of Origin,” NRL Senior Manager of the Women’s Elite Program, Tiffany Slater said.
“The level of interest and athletes coming along to the Talent ID day is exceptional and fans are in for a treat across the weekend, with some of the best rugby league players in the country competing in the Championship and putting their name forward for Origin and beyond,” she added.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
Queensland Country: Chelsea Baker, Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Kody House, Zeah Lane, Krystal Sulter, Levinia Robinson, Lana Sheedy, Stephanie Gallagher, Brittany Breayley, Steph Hancock, Ellie Stitt, Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce, Kate Haren, Vassa Hunter, Mariah Storch, Jazmyn Taumafi, Deborah Barchard, Annette Brander, Sharnah Komene, Samartha Leisha, Sarah Field, Brianna Clark.
Queensland City: Ali Brigginshaw, Karina Brown, Maitua Feterika, Tazmin Gray, Grace Griffin, Tallisha Harden, Amelia Kuk, Chelsea Lenaduzzi, Tarnisha Lyons, Asipau Mafi, Sasha Mahuika, Taylor Mapusua, Laken Paitai, Rona Peters, Amber Pilley, Courtney Robinson, Frieda Faulato, Canecia Sims, Lucy Yakapo, Zahara Temara.
NSW Country: Emma Young, Eunice Grimes, Georgina Brooker, Holli Wheeler, Isabelle Kelly, Jayme Fressard, Kyara Nean, Kezie Apps, Kylie Hilder, Melanie Howard, Mikayla Malaki, Nakia Davis Welsh, Ngalika Barker, Rebecca Young, Rikeya Horne, Ruan Sims, Samantha Bremner, Shakiah Tungai, Sharon McGrady, Vanessa Foliaki, Kyara Nean, Keeley Davis, Taylah Gray, Hannah Southwell.
NSW City: Taleena Simon, Jess Sergis, Corban McGregor, Shontelle Stowers, Patricia Raikadroka, Lavina O'Mealey, Maddie Studdon, Chloe Caldwell, Rebecca Riley, Elianna Walton, Jackie-Anne Tahu, Eliza Wilson, Grace Uluiburotu, Nita Maynard, Montana Fonua, Courtney Yassarie, Karol-Ann Tanevesi, Quincy Dodd, Teina Clark, Sharnita Woodman, Kate Mullaly, Christine Pauli.
Australian Defence Force: Meg Ward, Julia Robinson, Nicola Emsley, Sarah Riorden, Paige-Louise Condon, Nicole Hall, Shannon Evans, Morgan Higgins, Michaela Peck, Bree-Anne Cheatham, Nicole King, Talesha Quinn, Lucy Lockhart, Terri-Anne Ellis, Gemma Hauck, Emmalyne Mitchell, Alison Dennis, Danielle Cahill, Courtney Frankl, Breana Miller, Amber-Marie Nicol, Hayley Hunter.
Combined Affiliated States: Keisha Marshall, Charis Ulu Peniata, Danyel Davan, Jean-Shannel Robati, Latoniya Norris, Te Aroha Hapuku, Kailey Thompson, Layna Nona Busch, Katrina Edwards, Oneata Schwalger, Najvada George, Patrice Mareikura, Anneka Stephens, Juraea Turner, Cara Lucky, Melissa Thomas, Melody Wehipeihana, Lydia Turua-Quedley, Chanelle Edwards, Harley Carstairs.