Nine Additional CRL Women’s 9’s Competitions Announced

Updated: September 26, 2018

Female participation in Rugby League continues to grow with the announcement today of nine additional CRL Women’s 9’s competitions taking place across Regional NSW in 2018.

The 2018/19 CRL Women’s 9’s are anticipated to be the largest on record with competitions confirmed for Illawarra District Rugby League, Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League, Central Coast / Hunter, Group 2, Group 3 / Hastings League, Group 4, Group 16, Group 19, Group 21 and Albury.

With recent participation statistics revealing an annual increase of 28% in female participation across Country Rugby League, CRL Women’s Participation Officer Kylie Hilder believes the 9’s are the perfect opportunity for new or returning players to get involved in the game.

“We’re really excited to announce another eight competitions taking place throughout NSW,” said Hilder.

“We’ve been inundated with requests for CRL Women’s 9’s competitions after the success of last year and events like the Women’s State of Origin and NRL Women’s Premiership have obviously helped to increase exposure in the women’s game.

“The addition of women’s tackle into next year’s Country Championships has created a pathway for players who participate in the nines to push for selection in the Country Women’s National Championship side and possibly State of Origin or NRL Women’s Premiership representation – so the opportunities are there if you want to get involved.”



Kick-off: Friday, 5th October

Age Groups: Under-16’s, Open-Age

Contact: Rick O’Connell –

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Group 16

Kick-off: Saturday, 3rd November

Age Groups: Under-14’s, Under-17’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Ashleigh Steinke –

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Kick-Off: Friday, November 3rd

Age Groups: Under-18’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Chris Bannerman:

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Group 21

Kick-Off: Friday, 2nd November

Age Groups: Open-Aged

Contact: Jane Walmsley:

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Central Coast / Hunter

Kick-Off: Saturday, 20th October

Age Groups: Under-12’s, 14’s, 16’s, 18’s, Open-Age

Contact: Mitchell Quinn:

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Group 4 

Kick-Off: Friday, 26th October

Age Groups: Open-Aged

Contact: Peter Blom:

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Group 3 / Hastings League

Kick-Off: Saturday, 27th October

Age Groups: Under-13’s, 15’s, 17’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Belinda Andersen –

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Kick-off: Saturday, 27th October

Age Groups: Under-14’s, 16’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Dean Sutherland –

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Group 19

Kick-off: Saturday, 20th October

Age Groups: Under-17’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Craig Macleod –

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Group 2

Kick-off: Saturday, 13th October

Age Groups: Under-14’s, 16’s, Open-Aged

Contact: Kylie Hilder –

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Northern Rivers

Gala Day on: Saturday, 10th November

Venue: Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina

Age Groups: Open-Aged

Contact: Tanya Booth

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