Women ready to battle South West

Milton-Ulladulla's Olivia Patterson. Photo: COURTNEY WARD

Milton-Ulladulla's Olivia Patterson. Photo: COURTNEY WARD

FOLLOWING three training sessions, the Illawarra/South Coast Warriors have named their inaugural squad to play this Saturday at Ron Costello Oval.

Reigning Group 7 women’s player of the year Cheyanne Hatch will captain the side, while Kiama’s Kristi Pan is her deputy.

Included in the squad are middles Hatch, Lauren Murty and Olivia Patterson (all from Milton-Ulladulla) along with Nowra-Bomaderry’s Talia Atfield.

Jamberoo’s Carly Ryan and Kiama’s Pan are edges while the two wingers are Kiama’s Tyler Finn and Shellharbour City’s Emily Burke, with Milton-Ulladulla’s Ebony Murray at fullback.

Kiama’s Alanna Glasson and Shellharbour City’s Georgia Thomas have been named as links while Paige Hegyi (Milton-Ulladulla), Brooke Smith and Lauren Rynheart (both Jamberoo), Allira Simon (Stingrays of Shellharbour), Rhiannon Brown (Nowra-Bomaderry) and Ashlee McPherson (Berry-Shoalhaven Heads) are on the bench.

Coach of the team is Russell Colgate (Culburra) with Aimee Barnard (Jamberoo) as manager.

The Warriors to take on South West from 12pm, with the victorious team playing the winner of the Riverina and Western Rams match the following Saturday.

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