NRLW 2021

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

Article saying the NRLW (women's comp) will expand from 4 to 6 sides and the Knights are a strong chance to get a side.
Blake Green is the likely coach.
We had the minor premiers in the under 19s girls this year, with several great prospects, and we have many locals playing for Sydney sides now.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
The woman who coached the under 19s girls, Ms Bromilow (can't remember 1st name), is unlucky to miss out. She had those girls playing amazing to only drop 1 game all season.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Made official today apparently.
Knights plan to have them play before the main game at home games.
 

Lefty

Adam Woolnough
The girls might embarrass the NRL team with their performances, like the Australian Women’s cricket team out performs the men’s team.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

Article about recruiting for the new NRLW side.
Blake Green says he has a great coaching staff and set up and plans to run the team similar to an NRL side, but none of the Newcastle stars playing for other teams has signed up yet. Many of them are living and working in Newcastle but are happy with playing for the Roosters, who are playing out of Wyong.
 

danknights

Andrew 'Joey' Johns

Article about recruiting for the new NRLW side.
Blake Green says he has a great coaching staff and set up and plans to run the team similar to an NRL side, but none of the Newcastle stars playing for other teams has signed up yet. Many of them are living and working in Newcastle but are happy with playing for the Roosters, who are playing out of Wyong.
Women are strange beasts sometimes. I wonder what all the fuss is about not playing local.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
There's no money in it, so I think the problem would be that they would be a good chance at a title with the Roosters and don't fancy a wooden spoon instead.
If one of them jumped, maybe they all would.
 

ALX25

Nathan Ross
There's no money in it, so I think the problem would be that they would be a good chance at a title with the Roosters and don't fancy a wooden spoon instead.
If one of them jumped, maybe they all would.

NRL.com understands the centralised contract system will start with an elite group of 30 players from across Australia and New Zealand, which could also include some of the cross-code names, set to be spread across all six NRLW teams.

It's understood four players from the top 30 will each be allocated to every NRLW club, including newcomers Parramatta, Newcastle and Gold Coast, after collaboration between with the clubs, player and NRL.

An NRLW club will then be able to negotiate and recruit a fifth player from the remaining six available in the top 30, which could include a player who knocked back the NRL's recommended allocation.

It's understood the majority of players in the current top 30 have agreed to terms with NRLW clubs and their signings could be announced in the lead-up or after the Ampol women's State of Origin on June 25.

There is also a possibility a freeze on contract talks could come into play from next week in a bid to allow players competing in the major Origin event to focus on their state duties.

Once the top 30 is finalised across the game, the remaining NRLW hopefuls will go into a free agency pool, where clubs can look to build their squads in the coming weeks.

The top four players at each club are in line to earn up to $28,000 for the competition in one of the largest pay increases in the women's game.

The fifth player's contract is negotiable with each club, while players in the free agency pool stand to earn between $8000 and $16,000.

Source: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/06/17/the-broader-game-nrlw-set-for-big-player-shake-up/
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

Article says Hannah Southwell, Holli Wheeler, Isabelle Kelly, Yasmin Meakes and Brydie Parker are all in the NSW squad and are all potential Knights recruitment targets because they live in Newcastle's catchment area, but all have ties to Roosters or Dragons at the moment.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Southwell and Kelly were the two most impressive players for NSW I thought.
Apparently Southwell has a sister who is likely to be in our squad.
 

HarVeeGee13

Evan Cochrane
Southwell and Kelly were the two most impressive players for NSW I thought.
Apparently Southwell has a sister who is likely to be in our squad.

Yeah the younger Southwell was our first ever NRLW signing. We signed her before the start of 2020 from memory.
 

Battler

Jason Moodie
Southwell and Kelly were the two most impressive players for NSW I thought.
Apparently Southwell has a sister who is likely to be in our squad.
Agree, both would be gun signings.

The two starting props went alright as well.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Caitlan Johnson is our first signing.
She was an absolute standout in our under 18s a few years ago - clearly the best in our side and we made the grandfinal on the back of her and the other second rower being nearly unstoppable with the ball.
She played last year with the Roosters.
 

danknights

Andrew 'Joey' Johns
Caitlin Johnno is a great signing. Just hope some of the bigger named newy girls sign on too. You'd think a few of the tarsha gale girls will get a run at some stage.
 

Speedymetric

Danny Levi
Jesse Southwell is only 16 she wasn’t allowed to play Tarsha Gale this season so not sure they’ll let her play NRLW yet.

She made the Dream Team from the AON 7s earlier in the year as well so she got to trail for the Australian 7s team. She hasn’t made the side at this stage but she is certainly on the radar of Union so there may be a it of competition for her services when she is old enough to play.
 
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