The USA has named its squad for the history-making ladies’s rugby league worldwide in opposition to Canada in October.
The Redtails have introduced a squad of 19 gamers for the USA’s first-ever take a look at match. They’ll play the Ravens in Vancouver, BC, on October 9, 2021.
Your entire squad is made up of rugby union gamers who’ve dedicated to serving to develop ladies’s rugby league in America. The state of Florida dominates the squad with 9 gamers hailing from the Sunshine State.
The squad was picked on the conclusion of a number of tournaments across the nation, improvement days and a nationwide camp in Illinois. Greater than 240 ladies had expressed a want to become involved within the sport.
“It was vital to take a look at establishing the squad with some seasoned gamers initially, while offering the chance for gamers at a lesser age to realize expertise as we additional develop in direction of our major aim of constructing the 2025 RLWC,” USA Girls’s Rugby League head coach Garen Casey instructed Rugby League Planet.
“There are gamers that can see some names on this record and say that they’ve performed with them or in opposition to them. Our objective is to have interaction with all women at all ages and present them that they will get alternatives if they’re prepared to take step one. These women did and they’re getting rewarded for that.”
Casey says they’ll proceed to develop the sport domestically as they try to implement their plan throughout a number of areas and thru any competitors as a result of the main focus is on the event of the ladies’s sport and isn’t restricted to a single supply.
He says they should create pathways and meaning all areas, competitions and expertise ranges.
Casey says he believes the subsequent 5 to 10 years will probably be an thrilling time for the sport.
“We’ll see Brazil debut at a World Cup, the USA come into worldwide matches and competitions and as we proceed to develop, we sit up for constructing tournaments and competitions that welcome abroad gamers to help rising the sport,” he continued.
“We are able to solely hope that our women regionally can embrace the sport like what we’re seeing in Brazil and with extra alternatives, we can assist make smaller nations like Jamaica, Costa Rica and Mexico for instance, extra distinguished within the sport.
“It’s a one-in all-in method for us so wherever we are able to add worth to the sport we are going to.”
Esther Anderson (Ahead) Illinois
Jeanna Beard (Ahead) Colorado
Samantha Black-Keels (Again) Florida (Capt)
Rachael Bradley (Utility) Florida
Chelsea Cashem (Again) Florida
Mackenzie Dirlam (Again) Florida
Nicole Fisch (Ahead) Illinois
Trish Jarrett (Again) Florida
Victoria Jarrett (Again) Florida
Keki Jordan (Ahead) Florida
Bridget Kapinus (Ahead) Illinois
Cait King (Ahead) North Carolina
Stacey Nemeth (Ahead) Florida
Robyn Oliveri (Again) Florida
Kadie Sanford Illinois
Lauren Trout Illinois
DeVonna Francis (Utility) Ohio
Echo Hawton (Again) Utah
Terree Okabe (Ahead) California