Girl’s game takes huge step forward

Credit: Alan McFillin

It’s been quite the week for female footy with the West Coast Pirates Under 14 and 18’s Girls training with the Boys SG Ball Cup and Under 19’s at the club’s new Gloucester Park training facilities.

Having announced Gloucester Park as the club’s new High Performance Centre last month, the Pirates girls got their first taste of the grounds on Monday night.

The skills development and education sessions aimed to provide the female teams with the necessary tools to compete in the State Under 16’s and Senior Women’s Championships next year – a step up in quality for the teams.

Having overseen this landmark moment, NRL WA Operations Manager Tony Crowe says the growth of women’s rugby league is a priority for the State.

“NRL WA is committed to creating and providing solutions aimed to increase our female footprint across the WA sporting landscape,” he said.

NRL WA and the West Coast Pirates are honoured to be a part of the development of women’s rugby league and hope to see continuous growth over the coming years.