Tamworth Host Women’s Championships

Tamworth Host Women’s Championships

Tamworth the Country Musical Capital will become the Country Women’s Rugby Capital this weekend with the staging of the NSW Country Women’s Rugby Union Championships.
Teams from the Central North, Central West, Hunter, Illawarra and New England will contest the championships which will be held on Saturday, 30 April at the Tamworth Magpies Rugby Ground.
Country Women’s Chairperson Larry Thomson said “this year’s championships will be the biggest and best attended for several years, and reflects the interest which is currently being generated for Women’s Rugby”.
He went on to say “the championships would also cater for players from zones which didn’t have a team competing, with these players to be linked with one of the five competing zone teams”.
The championships will also serve as the means for selection in the NSW Country Women’s Rugby Union representative team the Corellas, which will play against Sydney and participate at the Southern States Championships and the National Championships.
Corellas’ coach Mick Burgess said “the large number of players participating at the championships would put the pressure on all players to perform, in an attempt to win a Corellas’ jersey”.
A total of ten matches will be played in the round robin format, with the first match kicking off at 9.00am and the final match scheduled for 3.00pm.
Country news and results are available on www.nswcountryrugby.com.au