NSW YOUTH GIRLS' SQUAD NAMED 31/10/2018 The playing group will be divided into two squads of 12 and will represent NSW I and NSW II at the competition. Head Coach Kieran Smith said major tournaments in the last few months, including the University 7s Series as well as school and club tournaments, have helped determine the final squad. “The selection process culminated with the State Championships in Forster a couple of weeks ago. From there, we selected a wider training squad of 45 which was then reduced to 30 after we held trials last weekend,” Smith said. Smith spoke of the difficulties of choosing a team of just 24 given the level of talent and depth on display. “We now have a big emphasis on growing and developing girls in that 16, 17-year-old age bracket, and State clubs are now working hard to increase the skill of all their players, so it’s becoming quite hard to separate them,” Smith added. “The big difference we’re seeing now is the growth in the number of football players coming through rather than just athletes. Instead of bringing in young female athletes and turning them into footballers, we now have a huge talent pool to work with which is really positive for the future of rugby sevens,” Smith said. The Youth National Championships will run from Thursday 6 December – Sunday 9 December at Ballymore Stadium, Queensland. NSW Girls Youth Squad: First Name Surname Club Tylah Amiatu Blacktown Katalina Amosa Macquarie University Jamie Chapman Burraneer Janalee Conroy Central West Piper Duck Barker College Tegan Dymock Randwick Magic Gardinia Faalogo West Harbour Hayley Hifo Liverpool Tia Hinds Randwick Magic Zali Hopkins Randwick Magic Phoebe Mcloughlin Central North Lily Murdoch Illawarra Miah O’Sullivan Central North Faliki Pohiva Liverpool Aroha Spillane Illawarra Mareva Swann Burraneer Jada Taylor Central North Bienna Terita Randwick Magic Viena Tinao Illawarra Cassey Tohi-Hiku West Harbour Litiana Tuifua Liverpool Bronti Westaway Randwick Magic Jakiya Whitfeld Sydney University Louisa Yarranamua West Harbour Wider Playing Squad: Stella Casey Illawarra Miah Enright Randwick Magic Kiara Hawkins Central West Eboney Prior Burraneer April Smith Central North Grace Tokabobo West Harbour Leanne Toomalati West Harbour Summer Witt Central West 2019 NSW Waratah memberships are on sale now. With a range of packages available, secure your membership HERE.