Melbourne Storm recruits diverse talent for NRLW debut

Daliz Feo, Sierra Te’o, Nikita-Jaye Faoa and Akeelah Coffin are in the mix for Melbourne Storm’s new female development squad. Picture: Tony Gough | Jess Malloy

The Melbourne Storm are kicking off their NRLW dreams by laying the groundwork for a potential team through their new development program, as reported by

In a bid to make history, the Storm are on the lookout for young female athletes from various sporting codes like netball, Aussie rules, and soccer to join their ranks.

The club is looking for talented athletes born in 2008 or 2009 to take part in the inaugural Storm Female Development program, with rugby union and league players also encouraged to try out.

Pauline Poloai, the manager of Storm's female pathway program, expressed their goal of building towards an NRLW team.

She emphasized the importance of collaboration with commercial partners, the NRL, and the state government to make this dream a reality.

With the growth of grassroots participation in NRL Victoria and the success of recent Women's State of Origin games, Poloai highlighted the increasing support for female sports and the need to promote them.

Girls who are keen to give rugby league a shot are urged to attend upcoming combines at Werribee's VU Sporting Complex on June 16 and Casey Warriors RL Club on June 23.

It's an opportunity to show off their skills and potentially be a part of history in the making with the Melbourne Storm.

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