War­riors women in­spi­ra­tion to youth

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how much fun they had.

“We were blown away when the War­riors said they would come. I got their re­sponse within a week and when we put the word out it was re­ally well re­ceived.

“Women have a good tight bond and good strengths. Women have this fem­i­nine thing about us, that we can get things done, we can lead and cre­ate, it’s al­most like a se­cret lan­guage be­tween us, a sis­ter­hood.”

War­riors player An­netta Nu­uausala said at the end of the day, the most im­por­tant thing was that the girls had fun.

“We’re just try­ing to pave that path­way for the girls and it has to start some­where, so here we are. There’s a lot of tal­ent com­ing through and I hon­estly can’t wait to see our younger gen­er­a­tion come through.”

She loved be­ing part of the first women’s NRL com­pe­ti­tion.

“It’s an awe­some feel­ing, just to know that you’re mak­ing his­tory. It will only start to build from here and I can’t wait to see what we have for up­com­ing years.

“We need to make sure there are more op­tions for our girls be­cause at the end of the day we do want to grow the game - women can do what men can do,” Nu­uausala said.

PHOTO / BEN FRASER

Women’s War­riors player Alice Vailea (right) and Keita-Luca Eparaima, 4, dur­ing a rugby league workshop at Puketawhero Park.

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