Singleton quintet trial for the Greater Northern Tigers

FAB FIVE: Singleton's Amber Russell, Ash Noble, Tyler Kersley, Chloe Bayley and Neish Lowe eye selection for the Greater Northern Tigers.
FAB FIVE: Singleton's Amber Russell, Ash Noble, Tyler Kersley, Chloe Bayley and Neish Lowe eye selection for the Greater Northern Tigers.

The eyes of the Canterbury Bulldogs High Performance coaching staff will be cast on Singleton quintet Amber Russell, Chloe Bayley, Tyler Kersley, Ash Noble, Neish Lowe this Sunday for the final training session of the Greater Northern Region Women's Academy Development Program.

The Bulldogs have worked closely with the Greater Northern Region's Pathways Manager, Peter Stevens, to deliver a high quality and educational program along with Greater Northern Women's coach Mick Schmiedel and his 2020 coaching staff to improve the region's talent with their performance both on and off the field.

If selected the girls will prepare for the Country Championships, which will be played in March, representing the Greater Northern Tigers.

"In the past years we have always done a Group 21 representative team first, played at a smaller round robin day," spokeswoman Phoebe Desmond told the Singleton Argus this week.

"Basically just against our region and then if you shine super bright, you would potentially be called into the women's country team itself.

"This year we have skipped Group 21 and have ran the academy.

"Now the goal would be for the girls to kill it playing for the Greater Northern Tigers and get the call into the country squad."

Desmond admits both Russell and Bayley have been 'down and out' with injuries and have had to withdrawal from this weekend's third and final training session.

ON THE MOVE: The Singleton Greyhound contingent hope to move forward this summer.

ON THE MOVE: The Singleton Greyhound contingent hope to move forward this summer.

"That's how football goes, but I do believe they would of earned their spot in a Tigers jersey," she continued.

"But keep an eye on Ash and Neisha though.

"They are both up and coming players with plenty of potential to be thrown around and, if selected, they will be the very first for womens rugby league from Singleton to gain this awesome opportunity."