CRL Riverina Women’s Nines Kick-Off

Updated: November 21, 2017

The CRL Riverina Women’s Nines will kick-off this weekend, with over 150 players taking the field at Wagga Wagga’s Connolly Park.

After the success of inaugural competitions held throughout Regional NSW last season, the CRL Women’s Nines have returned with competitions announced for the Riverina, Illawarra, Central Coast-Hunter, Group 4, Group 19, Group 21, Hasting’s League and Western Region; with over 1500 players signing up for the six-week competitions.

The CRL Riverina Women’s Nines will see 11 sides competing in U16 and Open-Age Divisions; with Cooma, Griffith, Lake Cargelligo, Yanco, Turvey Park and Wagga Kangaroos competing in the U16’s and Albury, Griffith, Lake Cargelligo, Yenda and Wagga Kangaroos competing in the Open-Age.

The six-week competition will take place across three gala days, with the next rounds to take place at Lake Cargelligo on Saturday, 2nd December and Yanco on Saturday, 9th December.

With the increasing popularity of rugby league among women in all forms of the game, the CRL Nines are a great opportunity for current, returning or new players to try an alternative version of the game.

The CRL 9’s see teams play short, fast paced games on a full sized field with multiple games played over a six-week period.

Country Rugby League Female Participation Officer Kylie Hilder believes the strong response to the competitions is a great indication of the rising popularity of Rugby League amongst females.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the demand from Groups across Regional NSW to host CRL Women’s Nines competitions,” said Hilder.

“To expand from just a couple of competitions last season to now having eight running with over 1500 registered players is a great indication of the popularity of rugby league among female participants.

“In recent times we’ve seen the addition of Ladies League Tag in the Country Championships, the introduction of the CRL Women’s Nines and also the first Country Women’s team selected to take on City – it’s a great time for women in the game with the amount of opportunities beginning to present themselves.”

Players still looking to register for CRL Women’s Nines competitions in Hastings League, Central Coast / Hunter, Group 4, Group 19 and Riverina competitions can visit or contact –

Click here to view draw for CRL Riverina Nines