Two of the best attacking teams in the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership will go head-to-head in a blockbuster Grand Final on Sunday, with Minor Premier Central Coast Roosters locking horns with proud foundation club, North Sydney Bears.
The Roosters will be spearheaded by stalwart Kylie Hilder, who will venture to Bankwest Stadium on Sunday looking to win her second consecutive Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership.
The hooker wore the CRL Newcastle Jersey in last year’s competition where she helped her side win eight games and scored six tries ,including one in their 24-10 Grand Final win over Mounties.
Hilder, like many of her Newcastle teammates, switched to the Central Coast Roosters this season with CRL Newcastle not in the competition and brought quality football and leadership to the new side.
Hilder wore Sky Blue jersey at the age of 43 last year, and proved there are no limits in the game of Women’s Rugby League and she remains an inspiration to young girls coming through pathways.
She and teammates Melanie Howard and captain Isabelle Kelly will use their representative and Grand Final experience to guide their young teammates in this weekend’s match-up.
Kelly has played a major role in their Minor Premiership triumph, while also helping them finish the regular season as the best attacking (122 points) and defensive (34) team in the competition.
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Centres Brydie Parker and Jayme Fressard have arguably been their most potent attacking weapons in the outside backs, with Parkers’ representation in the decider all the more special given she was the first player to be part of the NSWRL Talent ID Day and play in an NRLW Grand Final.
The Roosters still remain undefeated throughout the competition, with their enthralling 13-12 victory over the Sharks in the Grand Final qualifier continuing their ominous title tilt.