Wauchope claims inaugural Group Three Junior Rugby League girls under 16 nines title

Winning: The Wauchope Blues JRLFC u16s girls team that won the inaugural Group Three nines grand final. Photo: Courtesy Wauchope Blues JRLFC Facebook
Winning: The Wauchope Blues JRLFC u16s girls team that won the inaugural Group Three nines grand final. Photo: Courtesy Wauchope Blues JRLFC Facebook

WAUCHOPE completed the inaugural Group Three Junior Rugby League girl's under 16 nines competition unbeaten with a 42-4 walloping of Port City in the grand final played at Wingham.

The match was held before the start of the Group Three senior preliminary semi-finals.

Stella Tijou had a big day out for the Blues, scoring five tries and bombing another.

However, Shontai Fernando was named the player of the match, winning an NSW Blues training shirt autographed by the NSW women's State of Origin side.

Group Three Junior League president Warren Blissett was happy with the nines competition, which was the first conducted in the league.

He said a further shorter competition planned to start in late October this year, while the group will run a nines again next year in conjunction with the season-proper.

"The standard of the nines was good and Wauchope was the outstanding side as they showed in the grand final,'' Mr Blissett said.

Meanwhile nominations for the sub committee to assist the organisation of women's rugby league in Group Three close on August 11.

It is planned to stage a four or five week nines competition in November. This will lead into a 13-a-side competition to be played between clubs from Group Three and Group Two early next year.

Under 16 girl's nines grand final player of the match, Shontai Fernando with Country Rugby League women's participation officer and NSW State of Origin representative Kylie Hilder. Shontai won a NSW training shirt autographed by the women's State of Origin side. Photo Scott Calvin.

Under 16 girl's nines grand final player of the match, Shontai Fernando with Country Rugby League women's participation officer and NSW State of Origin representative Kylie Hilder. Shontai won a NSW training shirt autographed by the women's State of Origin side. Photo Scott Calvin.

Comments