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New Team, Same Dream

The nib Newcastle Knights are delighted to announce the Club has been granted a licence to compete in the 2021 National Rugby League Women’s (NRLW) competition.

CEO Mr Philip Gardner made the announcement saying,

“This is a very special moment for our Club, our city and our region,” he said.

“To have an inaugural NRLW team based out of northern NSW, wearing Knights colours, representing everyone from the Hawkesbury River to the Queensland border, is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

The inclusion of a Knights team now provides a direct pathway from these grassroots right through to the NRLW for girls and women from the Hawkesbury River to the Queensland border.

Recently retired Knights five-eighth Blake Green will step into the role of Head Coach, with training getting underway in July,

“We’re really excited to have the Newcastle Knights compete in the NRLW,”

“I can’t wait to play my part in creating the right environment and pathways for women in rugby league, especially here in Newcastle."

One of the NRLW's most exciting prospects and Indigenous All-Star Caitlan Johnston has become the first-ever NRLW player signed by the Club. A local junior and hard-hitting forward Caitlan is a proud Awabakal and Gamilaroi woman and brings both representative experience and genuine punch to the forward pack.

Show your support from just $60* (adult) and become an inaugural 2021 National Rugby League Women's (NRLW) Newcastle Knights member and receive:

  • Access to the Women In League Round with two (2) x General Admission ticket* to Round 21 Thursday 5 August v Brisbane Broncos, McDonald Jones Stadium - valued at $30^
  • BONUS one (1) x General Admission ticket to the last home game of the season Round 24 Thursday 26 August v Gold Coast Titans, McDonald Jones Stadium - valued at $30^
  • 2021 NRLW Membership card
  • NRLW Membership pack including a special edition NRLW Membership iron-on-patch, Newcastle Knights lanyard and keyring
  • NRLW Inaugural Member Certificate
  • 10% discount on food & beverage at McDonald Jones Stadium
  • 10% discount on merchandise instore or online at the Knights Club Shop
  • Priority access to NRLW Finals Series tickets

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*If health advice changes during the season, the Knight’s covid money-back-guarantee applies. Newcastle Knights membership terms and conditions apply.