Promising female talent from throughout the Queensland Rugby League competitions joined together in Brisbane earlier this month for a weekend of intensive training and skills development.
The Harvey Norman Emerging Origin Under 15 and Under 18 squads were put through their paces by skilled coaches and given guidance on how to develop not only as players, but as people.
- See who was selected in the squads here > Under 15 and Under 18 female squads
The young players were invoved in a wide-ranging program that included skill development, strength and conditioning, tackle technique and team building.
Queensland's State of Origin values were also a major theme of the weekend and players took part in a video review session guided by Under 18 squad coach Ben Jeffries that looked at the performance of the Harvey Norman Queensland Women's team from last year's thrilling match.
The weekend also saw the staging of the Harvey Norman Queensland Women's Development Camp.
- See who was selected in the squad here > QRL Women's Development squad
The players at the camp were identified by the QRL Divisions (Regions) as they have shown promise in A Grade competitions.
After learning about tackle technique, marker defence and strength and lifting technique - it is hoped all players will share their new knowlege with their club team-mates.
In a show of support, Queensland State of Origin prop Heather Ballinger and her Broncos and West Panthers team mate Julia Robinson came along to help with training, while Origin half Ali Brigginshaw was also an interested observer.
Watch a summary of the camps below:
QLD Women and Girls driving forward
(video produced by QRL Media Bill Scurfield)
More news from the camps
Harvey Norman Women's Development Squad:
- Kailah Rogers - Kailah's rugby league road map
- Training Gallery
Harvey Norman Under 15 / Under 18 Emerging Origin:
- Reeghyn Beardmore - Hard yakka shaping young Queensland playmaker
- Training Gallery