Kick-Off for Central Coast / Hunter and Hastings CRL Women’s Nines

Updated: November 7, 2017
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The Central Coast / Hunter and Hastings League CRL Women’s Nines competitions will kick-off this weekend, with over 500 players taking the field in Berkeley Vale and Wauchope.

After the success of inaugural competitions held throughout Regional NSW last season, the CRL Women’s Nines have returned with competitions announced for the Illawarra, Riverina, 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 Central Coast / Hunter competition will see 34 sides and over 350 players competing in under-14/16/18 and Open-Age divisions; whilst the Hastings League will see 14 sides line-up across under-14/16 and Open-Age divisions.

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 amongst female participants.

“We’re extremely happy with the response from the Central Coast / Hunter and Hastings League competitions and it’s exciting to be able to see the talent that’s coming out of these areas.

“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 –


Kick-Off Times:

Central Coast / Hunter – Saturday, 11th November at Berkeley Vale Oval; Kick-Off at 10:00am.

Hastings League – Saturday, 11th November at Lank Bain Oval, Wauchope; Kick-Off at 4:00pm.