Camden Haven Eagles female teams start the 2017 Hastings League season

Opens: Jesse Morgan, Shanene Matthews ,Corina Latimore,Leiani Adams, Amanda Garvey, Bec Watt,Natalie Rose,Kristie Bampton, and Glenn Bampton (coach)
Opens: Jesse Morgan, Shanene Matthews ,Corina Latimore,Leiani Adams, Amanda Garvey, Bec Watt,Natalie Rose,Kristie Bampton, and Glenn Bampton (coach)

The Camden Haven Open Ladies entered the Hastings League nine aside summer competition with a bundle of nerves on the inside but you wouldn’t have known by the way they conducted themselves on November 11. 

Having the opportunity to represent the Eagles the ladies pulled sixteen players together to be eligible for the competition with eight players on short notice. They took to the field for the matches against Taree Panthers and the Port Breakers.

After the first whistle it was obvious to supporters the 2017 season will be a positive one with the ladies displaying a good brand of football.

The offence was led by Jesse, Kristi and Amanda on the back of the direction performed by Corina and Shanene leaving defence led by Bec, Leilani and Natalie. Their team work was the highlight of the afternoon.

With two well-constructed games in the bag the Eagles kicked the season off with a great feeling amongst the team and are looking forward for the remainder of the season.

Under 14s: Racheal Hogan, Paige Newton,Molly Walters,Alyssa Turnex, Tasia Kerry,Caitlin Austin, Sharnee Esson, Leonie Corda, Jess Huntly , Taryn Taylor, Ashley Gibson, Jade Shedden, Jarryd Gaskin (president of the eagles) Jordy Versey ( vice president of the eagles ), Shanene Matthews (coach).

Under 14s: Racheal Hogan, Paige Newton,Molly Walters,Alyssa Turnex, Tasia Kerry,Caitlin Austin, Sharnee Esson, Leonie Corda, Jess Huntly , Taryn Taylor, Ashley Gibson, Jade Shedden, Jarryd Gaskin (president of the eagles) Jordy Versey ( vice president of the eagles ), Shanene Matthews (coach).

Camden Haven Eagles U14 took to the field on Saturday, November 11 at Wauchope’s Lank Bain. Many of the girls have not touched a football in their lives and battled the nerves on Saturday when they took the field against Wauchope and Taree.

They had an impressive start to the season with some hard tackling from Leonie Corda, Tasia Kerry, Molly Walters, Jess Huntly, Taryn Taylor and Paige Newton both breaking the defence line with a run up each side line.

Also running a hard in attack was Alyssa Turner, Hayley Ross, Sharnee Esson, Caitlyn Austin and Jade Shedden. These girls are setting a pathway to continue to which will develop in establishing a future in women’s rugby league and they should be very proud of themselves.

The Camden Haven Eagles Junior Rugby League is completely behind the girls 9’s competition which runs for six weeks and is created by country rugby league. All games are played at Wauchope.

The Camden Haven Eagles committee was thanked for making the competition happen at short notice. Members worked hard at getting the girls teams together and to promote the girls 9’s competition working alongside country rugby league.

The committee thanked  Mick Eggins for involving the Camden Haven High School girls to participate in the u14s. He has committed himself to training the girls during lunch breaks.

Coaches Shanene Matthews and Glenn Bampton were thanked for putting in their time.