CRL Women’s Northern Selection Trials

Updated: February 5, 2018
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Some of the best female talent in Country Rugby League will take their first step towards selection in the Country Women’s Representative Team, and possible NSW State of Origin and Jillaroos jerseys, when the CRL Northern Country selection trials take place in Muswellbrook this weekend.

Over 120 players from the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hastings League, Group 4, Group 19, Group 21 and the Western Region will take the field on Saturday, with a Northern Women’s side to be selected to take on Southern on Saturday, 14th April for selection in the Country Women’s Representative Team.

The Country side selected from the Northern v Southern trial, will then take on City at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium, as the curtain raiser to the Round 11 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and Canberra Raiders, for selection in the NSW Women’s State of Origin team.

The Country Women’s side will also compete in the new National Championships in June, for selection in the Australian Jillaroos squad.

CRL Female Participation Officer Kylie Hilder believes it’s a great opportunity for players to take the next step in the representative pathway.

“This weekend could be the first step for some of these girls towards representing not only Country, but also New South Wales or the Jillaroos,” said Hilder.

“The new national structure, along with initiatives like the CRL Women’s Nines, has created a clearly defined pathway from regional grassroots to the Jillaroos and it’s a really exciting time for female participants in our game.”

The CRL Northern Country selection trials kick-off at 10:00am, with each team to play two matches throughout the day.

The Northern Country side will be announced after the completion of the Southern trials on the 24th March.


CRL Northern Country selection trials

10:00am – Group 21 v Central Coast / Newcastle

11:00am – Group 4 v Hastings

12:00pm – Central Coast / Newcastle v Western

1:00pm – Group 4 v Group 19

2:00pm – Group 21 v Western

3:00pm – Hastings v Group 19