Camden Haven High rugby league girls shine at Country Cup

Nadia Bligh crosses the line for the Camden Haven High School under 16s.

FEMALE rugby league players from Camden Haven High School (CHHS) were out to impress when they took the field for the Lower North Coast Country Cup at Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie.

CHHS entered teams in under 14s, under 16s and under 18s divisions.

Despite facing strong opposition all three teams proved a formidable force on the day.

Each side played multiple matches, coming away with impressive wins, great team performances and individual recognition.

Of particular note was under 14s star Kalani Bampton, who was named Player of the Day for her age division.

Kalani’s side went undefeated through the competition, advancing to the upcoming Regional Finals.

The winners of that competition in each age category will play the winner of the Far North Coast regional competition.

Laci Garvey, the captain of the school’s under 18s side, told News Of The Area (NOTA), “All three teams faced tough competition today but it didn’t let it stop them.

“Our line defence really stood out and made the difference, especially when the girls were under pressure.”

Camden Haven High School Deputy Principal Shayne Vonbun was extremely impressed with the level of performance and skill level on display.

“It is great to see the number of girls out here playing in the Country Cup,” Vonbun told NOTA.

“It is a terrific indication for girls rugby league, proving that the game’s popularity is continuing to grow and strengthen among its female players.

“Our under 14 girls had some great wins today and we are looking forward to seeing them progress forward to the next level at the Regional Final.”


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