Bremner Eager for Women’s National Championships to Kick-Off this weekend

Updated: June 1, 2018

Some of Australia’s best female Rugby League players will compete at the Women’s National Championships in Southport this weekend and Jillaroo Sam Bremner is eager to represent NSW Country in the inaugural competition.

Having begun her career at 19-years-of-age after recruiting a team, appointing her mother as manager and best friend as coach to create the Helensburgh Lillies Women’s Team; Bremner says having the opportunity to represent Country gives her the chance to give back to her long-standing supporters.

“I like to represent everyone else; I like to make people proud that have surrounded and supported me for so long and that is where I’m from, which is Country Rugby League,” Bremner said.

“I just think any opportunity to play football is great but it always means a little bit more when you’re representing something or somewhere you care about.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to showcase how hard we’ve all been training for our area.”

Bremner believes the National Championships and CRL pathways are creating more opportunities for girls to play Rugby League and is hoping the NSW Country team will inspire the next generation of regional-based female players.

“This is just a great part of the pathway that we’ve created and I think it’s going to be awesome.

“It’s definitely going to inspire younger girls to want to play Rugby League and to also get a taste of what representative football is like.”

Bremner says the NSW Country team has gelled well and is looking forward to playing alongside some of the Jillaroos again, as well as new players.

“After training on the weekend, I think we came together really well considering a lot of us haven’t played with each other before, so we’re all very excited.”

The Women’s National Championships will be held at Owen Park, Southport between the 1-3 June and will be live streamed via the QRL website.