Women’s team wears Centurions colours for first time
It was thrilling in 2019 to be able to see, for the first time, a women’s team wearing Centurions colours.
A new U18 programme was established, and in conjunction with the Wellington Rugby Union, Centurions were able to field a team with our Centurions Nigel Solomon and Moana Mackey coaching, together with Mason Stoney and Jude Perez, and with grateful support from our manager Lisa Crawford.
The women played against the U18 Samoan and U18 Community team, with players switching teams as necessary for skill and player development.
This all culminated in a Wellington Representative team being picked to play in the Hurricanes’ U18 Tournament in Hawkes Bay.
The Centurions U18 team completed their programme by playing the U18 Tasman Women.
That there is now a pathway in place for women’s and girls’ representative rugby from schoolgirls through to Black Ferns is exciting, and we at Centurions are very proud to be a part of this.