Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons star Zahara Temara and rising young talent Keilee Joseph are just some of the 18 players unveiled by the Sydney Roosters to feature in their NRLW side this season.
Foundation Rooster Temara and Joseph, who captained the Harvey Norman Queensland Under 19 side this year, have committed to the club in the lead-up to the fourth season of the NRL Women’s Premiership, which will kick off in August.
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Seven members of the Roosters’ 2020 women’s squad have re-committed to the tricolours to date and joining those is an exciting mix of experience as well as some of the game’s most talented up-and-coming players.
Highlighting the growth of the Roosters’ women’s pathway over the recent years, 11 of the named players are also members of the Central Coast Roosters who were crowned 2020 premiers in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership and 2021 minor premiers (season still in progress).
Additionally, two players have progressed to the Roosters’ NRLW squad via the Sydney Roosters Indigenous Academy Tarsha Gale side, with Joseph and Otesa Pule securing NRLW contracts.
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Headlining the new additions to the Roosters squad is 2019 Golden Boot winner Jessica Sergis, while fellow centre and Central Coast Roosters captain Isabelle Kelly will make her return to the Roosters’ NRLW squad.
“It’s exciting to see our squad coming together, and that it reflects the pathway we’re working so hard to develop in the Women’s game here at the Roosters,” Roosters manager football partnerships and programs, Craig Walker said.