NSWRL Women's Gala Day goes from strength to strength

Women’s Rugby League across NSW continues to go from strength to strength with an additional two teams signing up for a Development Gala Day at Blacktown on Saturday 13 July.

The Lisa Fiaola Cup, which is for Under-16 Girls, will be held at HE Laybutt Sporting Complex and will involve 12 teams from all across the state.

The teams taking part include two from Penrith Panthers (pink and black), Parramatta Eels, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Illawarra Steelers, Newcastle Juniors, Canberra Raiders, St George Dragons, Wests Tigers, Maitland District, Central Coast Roosters and Redfern All Blacks (representing the South Sydney district).

The first round of matches kick off at 9.15am, there are 11 players on each side, the games consist of two 20 minute halves with each team playing three times, and there are no finals.

“The Lisa Fialoa Cup is only into its second year of operation and it’s great to see the level of interest in Women’s Rugby League with 12 teams now involved for 2019,” NSWRL Head of Competitions Yvette Downey said.

“Our Gala Days are all about participation and involvement rather than results which helps create an even more fun atmosphere for any Rugby League fan who wants to be involved.”

The Lisa Fiaola Cup is the first step for some players to competing in the NSWRL's Tarsha Gale Cup (Under-18 Womens). This is the second Gala Day staged this week by the NSWRL after 24 teams from Under-15 and Under-14 Boys took part in an event on Wednesday.