THE Illawarra Steelers have finalised their three junior representative squads for their respective NSWRL seasons, with a number of Group Seven products headlining the teams.
Daniel Lacey’s Tarsha Gale (under 18) women’s side, which kick-off their season this Saturday against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium, contains 11 Group Seven juniors.
The majority of that group come from Milton-Ulladulla; Taniesha Roberts, Keele Browne, Sophie Morris, Georgie Fitzpatrick, Ella Conlon and Meg Buchanan – with the Stingrays of Shellharbour having Madi Singleton, Riley Scott, Teagan Berry, Rhiannon Tungai and Alex Wallace in the team.
Rounding out the 23-person squad are Helenburgh’s Michaela Scutts, Shannon Scutts, Emily Andrews and Olivia Vale, Berkeley’s Tiana Graham, Eleni Amone, Ula-Mari Time-Cribb, Viena Tinao, Maddison Weatherall, and Mikayla Kidd and Corrimal’s Chantel Tugaga and Nancy Misa.
While, Jamberoo’s Jono Dallas, the coach of the Steelers Harold Matthews (under 16s) side, has rewarded plenty of Group Seven talents, with selection in his 2019 squad.
The include Stingrays’ Trey Barlow, Toby Peters, Jarvis Polley, Coleby Smith and Will Starling, Milton-Ulladulla’s Jye Hendrie and Berry-Shoalhaven Heads’ Louie Chilver.
Rounding out Dallas’ squad are Illawarra juniors Liam Arnold, Dilan Asanoski, Callum Cecil, Liam Constable, Joe Duggan, Adam Haddara, Isaiah Kennedy, Ben Lavender, Julian Lee, Viliami Mahe, Declan Manago, Brandon Morkos, Jacob Webster, Edward Pierce and Max Riolo.
Finally, Ben Linde’s Steelers SG Ball (under 18s) squad features Group Seven’s Kane Ball (Albion Park-Oak Flats), Zane Boersma (Warilla-Lake South), Josh Coric (Albion Park-Oak Flats), Blake Dowel (Warilla-Lake South), Oscar Fitzpatrick (Milton-Ulladulla), Duke Grant (Warilla-Lake South), Billy Hayburn (Berry-Shoalhaven Heads), Sam Hooper (Warilla-Lake South), Oliver Parrish (Berry-Shoalhaven Heads), Cooper Tunbridge (Albion Park-Oak Flats) and Jack Walsh (Albion Park-Oak Flats).
Completing the SG Ball side are Illawarra’s Talatau Amone, Mathew Feagai, Max Feagai, Zach Herring, Connor Muhleisen, Aamon Munro, Sean Payne, Aaron Schoupp, Jackson Shereb, Tyrell Sloan, Treigh Stewart and Jayden Sullivan.
All three team start their seasons on the road against the Sharks, with Tarsha Gale at 10.15am, followed by Harold Matts at 12pm and SG Ball at 1.30pm.