The New South Wales Rugby League in August announced the formation of a new under-18s female competition, the Tarsha Gale Cup, to run alongside existing Junior Representative competitions in 2017.

Named after former Australian and NSW captain Tarsha Gale, the game-leading tournament will develop the best of the best in the age group as NSWRL push towards an elite female league.

It will be a nine-week competition, commencing on 11 February 2017 and including sides from:

  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
  • Penrith Panthers
  • Cronulla Sharks
  • Canberra Raiders
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • Parramatta Eels
  • Wests Tigers
  • Illawarra Steelers
  • Sydney Indigenous Academy

Some clubs are still seeking players for the competition and girls turning 17 or 18 in 2017 are invited to register their interest. Contact details are as follows: