The Harvey Norman National Championships return this year and will kick off at Moreton Daily Stadium this week on Thursday, May 20.
With the revised format and the addition of the Under 19 teams, there will be more footy than ever and more opportunities for players to show their skills and put their hand up for selection in future representative and NRLW teams.
This year, players taking part will be hoping to replicate the pathway and rise of former Australian Defence Force winger and current Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons representative Julia Robinson, who explained how important this tournament was to her development.
“The nationals are a great opportunity for girls to be seen and to have that opportunity to be selected into other teams,” Robinson said.
“It’s how I began my footy career, in 2018 when I played for the ADF at the Nationals comp and from 2018 onwards, it’s been an amazing rollercoaster playing for the Broncos and Jillaroos that year.
“The competition is great exposure for the girls [because] people are watching, the most amazing selectors and coaches will be at the competition to view the next girls coming through.”
Everything you need to know
The Harvey Norman National Championships will be held at Moreton Daily Stadium from Thursday, May 20 until Sunday, May 23.
Harvey Norman National Championships teams
Teams - Opens
Australian Defence Force
First Nations Gems
Teams - Under 19
Match: South Australia v Northern Territory
Round 1 -
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Day 1 - Thursday, May 20
9.30am - South Australia v Northern Territory
10am - Northern Territory v First Nation's Gems
10.30am - Victoria v First Nations Gems
11am - Victoria v Australian Defence Force
11.30am - Western Australia v Australian Defence Force
Noon - NSWRL City v Victoria
1pm - QRL Sapphires v Western Australia
2pm - QRL Rubys v South Australia
3pm - NSWRL Country v Northern Territory
Day 2 - Friday, May 21
9.30am - First Nations Gems v Australian Defence Force
10am - First Nations Gems v Western Australia
10.30am - South Australia v Western Australia
11am - South Australia v Victoria
11.30am - Northern Territory v Victoria
Noon - QRL Sapphires v Victoria
1pm - NSWRL City v Western Australia
2pm - QRL Rubys v Northern Territory
3pm - NSWRL Country v South Australia
Day 3 - Saturday, May 22
9.30am - Victoria v Western Australia
10am - Northern Territory v Western Australia
10.30am - Northern Territory v Australian Defence Force
11am - South Australia v Australian Defence Force
11.30am - South Australia v First Nations Gems
Noon - QRL Sapphires v NSWRL City
1pm - Western Australia v Victoria
2pm - QRL Rubys v NSWRL Country
3pm - South Australia v Northern Territory
Day 4 - Finals - Sunday, May 23
10am - 3rd (Pool A) v 3rd (Pool B) - Moreton Daily Stadium
11am - 2nd (Pool A) v 2nd (Pool B) - Moreton Daily Stadium
Noon - 4th (Pool A) v 4th (Pool B) - Dolphin's Field 1
1.15pm - 1st (Pool A) v 1st (Pool B) - Moreton Daily Stadium
10am - 5th v 6th - Dolphin's Field 1
11am - 3rd v 4th - Dolphin's Field 1
Noon - 1st v 2nd - Moreton Daily Stadium
Match: Western Australia v First Nation's Gems
Grand Final -
First Nation's Gems
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Squads - Opens
Australian Defence Force: Lauren Dam, Cassidy Morley, Karri Thomas, Amanda Thomas, Michelle Vocea, Shannon Evans, Brittany Bugden, Ashlee Makim, Ebony Allsopp, Mardi Longford, Allison Dennis, Kirsten Wilson, Kiara Hawkins, Hannah Coel, Brielle Lovekin, Rachel Neil, Amber Baldwin, Chloe Callaghan, Molly Cooper, Paris Sinclair. Coach: Cory Lahz.
First Nations Gems: Stacey Markham, Shellie Long, Robyn Draper, Nickita Kirby, Kiya Simon, Akira Kelly, Brooke Tongalea, Tazmyne Luschwitz, Kyra Simon, Ataliah Love, Tawana Sullivan Togo, Lacey Hickson, Rikka Lamb, Brittany Constable, Takiyah Nagas, Naomi Clayton, Nickolle Kirby, Tymekqwa Duckett, Janaya Trapman, Karri Williams. Coach: Jessica Skinner.
Northern Territory: Tashara Cahill-Davern, Tiarna Hansen, Shari Togo, Kagui (Debbie) Gimini, Genna Stiles, Jordan Ah Sam, Calista Boyd, Ruti Faatoafe, Brittany Kassman, Melody Wehipeihana, Jade Jones-Cubillo, Bianca Stokes, Bianca Scrymgour-Napatali, Alysia Bader, Yasmin Isaac, Ivana Schober, Tedisha Bush, Sarah O'Connor, Michaella Roberts, Joanna Faatoafe. Coach: Leon Cleal
South Australia: Cassie Ormsby, Tessa Wesson, Alicia Pienaar, Milli Gentle, Samantha Wayland, Zahn Anthony, Lauren Kildare, Tashara Wilson, Sophie Mclure, Laura Helbig, Kate Hinds, Tori Johns, Courtney Plowman, Hayley Hill, Georgia Dimasi, Kate McAuliffe, Djkeera O'Brien, Adele Cooper, Schehera Broderick. Coach: Max Bourke.
Victoria: Maeghan Ridder, Chole Moyse, Beauty Mauafu – Autalaga, Georgina Uti, Heaven-Leigh Dakartis, Brooke Walker, Fa'atulia Pula, Shahana Te Tomo, Georgina Moana, Shaquille - Rashal Kaleopa Faiva, Jean-Shannel Robati, Jayne Kareroa, Pamela Bowden O' Leary, Maleyna Hunapo, Nikita Gentle, Tiana Kani, Viena Seumanufagai, T'keyah Leong -Thompson, Leeanne Tuai, Tasheena Toamau. Coach: Arana Tapea.
Western Australia: Elle Warren, Tiarne Barnett, Ariana Hira, Rheanna Quan, Mariah Bell, Juraea Turner, Kailey Thompson, Claudia Foster, Mahinarangi Clair, Chanelle Edwards, Te Rauhina Wall, Melissa Thomas, Anneka Stephens, Michaela Turner-Wallace, Cherysh Leaf, Sera Ravatudei, Tessah Roache, Xanthe Gray, Heather Matoe, Tui Cope. Coach: Brad Costello.
Squads - Under 19
Queensland Rubys: Abelee Stanley, April Ngatupuna, Chelsea Campbell, Clarissa Baira, Courtney-Lee Nolan, Georgina Tuitaalili, Indee Brown, Jazmon Tupou-Witchman, Jetaya Faifua, Jordii Mahendrarajah, Jayda Lole, Lillian Kolb, Sara Sautia, Sierra Maple, Skye Girard, Maddison Riedy-Brown, Tiana Raftstrand-Smith, Traevonnah Fisher, Tyesha Mikaio, Zoe Cook. Coach: Roy Leoni.
Queensland Sapphires: Aria Hudson-Davies, Baylee Davies, Courtney Tamati, Destiny Brill, Ebony Laing, Emmanita Paki, Faith Tutauha, Fiona Jahnke, Hannah Larsson, Hannah Sorensen, India MacPhee, Jada Ferguson, Jayda Lofipo, Jasmine Peters, Keilee Joseph, Makenzie Weale, Nakita Sao, Oshanis Whakatau, Sera Koroi, Tiamo Williams. Coach: Gavin Lloyd.
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NSW City: Andie Robinson, Breeze E'e, Iesha Duckett, Maddie Binding, Jessica Whelan, Luisa Yaranamua, Zali Hopkins, Fatafehi Hanisi, Rueben Cherrington, Losalio Sita Payne, Ryshe Faamausili, Tegan Dymock, Anneka Wilson, Leilani Wilson, Jessica Kennedy, Ebony Prior, Iesha Duckett, Ruby-Jean Kennard, Cassey Tohi-Hiku, Hope Tevaga, Folau Vaki, Zoe Cass. Coach: Kate Mullaly.
NSW Country: Teagan Berry, Charlize Lloyd-Phillips, Keele Browne, Jordan Preston, Alyssa Shoulders, Keeley Kopara, Matilda Jones, Kyhamoana Tevi-Faimano, Taneka Todhunter, Rose Lia Tau, Bree Chester, Chantel Tugaga, Ula-Mari Time-Cribb, Sophie Clancy, Lily Baker, Tabua Tuinakauvadra, Tayla Montgomery, Taylah Vallance, Ruby Smith, Tiana Kore. Coach: Alicia-Kate Hawke.
Northern Territory: Shanoah Leedie, Rias Alviani, Keira Kurnoth, Nanise Vakacavu, Ashlee Gilder, Kiana Toy, Talia Corrie, Ciara Aigea, Letoya McCoy, Reace Casey, Tylah Kingdon, Michala Shaw, Ellisa Niki, Erica Kurnoth, Cheyenne Frickmann, Taylah Rogers, Brooklyn Johnston, Kailah May, Eve Genders, Ciena Cole. Coach: Megan Clohesy.
South Australia: Ella Christie, Isabella Carroll, Tahlia North, Brooke Ridley, Audrey Holt, Kaitlin Chapman, Grace Bridge, Pamelarose Francis, Claire Ferguson, Ann Marie Tehuna Davidson, Siobhan Monaghan, Tyra-Lee Te Huna, Jaimee McCulla, Kavitha Anandasivam, Lauren Nguyen, Teliya Heraraka, Willow-Anne Ralston, Kimberley Craggs, Chloe Buttigieg, Kennedy Harrison-Vahu. Coach: Kelso McEwan.
Victoria: Chantelle Latu, Liupapa Tuuaga, Valerie Ioane, Melanie Moapati, Phoenix Mahakitau-Daniel, Mena Layfield, Monica Moore, Xysian Pakota, Heavenly Kidwell, Tersia Lemuaga – Nafatali, Sarah Gialanze, Grace Tuivaiti, Jule Tanuvasa, Halle Braybon, Summah Mauafa – Autalaga, Claudia Ghunaim, Savona Talau – Burgess, Ariana Matue, Jamaica Koka – Sonsene. Coach: Ali Tuai
Western Australia: Alesha Foster, Gabrielle Canicosa, Charmondelae Whaanga, Emysen Robinson, Dion Morgan, Tiana Graham, Nina Rutene, Adalaide Faamausili Fala, Ariana Ruru-Hinaki, Ngaroria McLeod-Cassidy, Nicole Ledington, Kyarn Paekau, Brianna Young, Hineriu Thompson, Georgia Midson, Aliyah Grey, Nikita Maki, Santana Glassie, Tehani Tairea, Naomi Kamizona-Heke. Coach: Daniel Manning.
Opens – 1 x 20-minute game
Under 19s – 2 x 20-minute halves
Cost of entry
Stadium car park
Other activities – free clinic
Thanks to support from Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Dolphins, the NRL are offering a free League Stars clinic at the Harvey Norman National Championships to girls aged 5-12 living in the Moreton Bay Council area.
The main focus of the clinic is about having fun, learning new skills, gaining confidence and giving young girls the opportunity to participate in a safe, non-contact and friendly environment alongside the elite / pathways women to showcase the opportunities within rugby league in Queensland.
There are limited spots available, so register now below. Participants in the clinic will be able to watch the women’s final after the clinic.
Where: Moreton Daily Stadium
When: Sunday, May, 23
For: participation is limited to girls aged 5-12 from the Moreton Bay Region
Register: League Stars - Play Rugby League