The Caboolture Snakes International age squads have kicked off their female junior rugby league trial and grading matches.
The girls' teams demonstrated their dedication and tenacity, playing through rain to secure victories on the field. The U17 girls team faced off against Maroochydore at home last month and delivered a convincing win. The U15 girls team fought hard in a tough battle to a draw against Caloundra, while the U13 girls team took a solid win against the same opponents. Caboolture Snakes currently have U13, U15, and U17 teams in the local female competition, with many players intending to apply for the RISE Development Program for 13-15-year-olds. The program provides increased playing opportunities, structured training, and technical support, as well as strength, conditioning, and fitness training.
Photos by MMM Sports Photography
Female junior rugby league continues to gain momentum in the Sunshine Coast NRL, as player pathway development takes centre stage across the NRL. With the NRLW competition expanding to a record breaking ten teams, young women are gaining access to top-level coaching, training, and competition opportunities.
Female junior rugby league continues to gain momentum in the Sunshine Coast NRL, so too does the quality of the players and the potential for the sport to become more diverse and inclusive.