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Eels selected in NSW U18 Women's squad

The Parramatta Eels would like to congratulation Shondell Akhabue who has been selected in the Harvey Norman NSW Under-18s Women’s Squad to face Queensland in the lead-up to the Holden Women’s State of Origin at North Sydney Oval on Friday 21 June.

Akhabue is the lone Blue & Gold squad player chosen from the Parramatta Eels Tarsha Cale Cup side in the NSW U18’s women’s squad.

The Eels Tarsha Gale Cup side progressed through to the 2019 Semi Finals, going down to the Illawarra Steelers who went on to win the competition. The Eels Tarsha Gale side finished fifth in the regular season with six wins from nine games during the regular season.

The 25-person squad will be coaches by Illawarra-Steelers’ premiership-winning coach Daniel Lacey and will showcase some of the rising stars in the women’s Rugby League.

This year will be the first time a NSW Under-18s Women’s team has been chosen to play Queensland.

Congratulations to Shondell!

Harvey Norman NSW Under-18s Women’s Squad: Shondell Akhabue (Parramatta Eels), Eleni Amone (Illawarra Steelers), Janaya Bent (Wests Tigers), Teegan Berry (Illawarra Steelers), Jamie Chapman (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Emily Curtain (Wests Tigers), Sophie Curtain (Wests Tigers), Brandii Davis-Welsh (Sydney Roosters), Tymekqwa Duckett (Sydney Roosters), Tegan Dymock (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Zali Fay (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Tiana Graham (Illawarra Steelers), Filomina Hanisi (St George Dragons), Caitlan Johnston (Newcastle Knights), Olivia Kernick (Newcastle Knights), Mikayla Kidd (Illawarra Steelers), Joeli Morris (Newcastle Knights), Taina Naividi (St George Dragons), Riley Scott (Illawarra Steelers), Tess Staines (Riverina Bulls), Mareva Swann (St George Dragons), Rhiannon Tungai (Illawarra Steelers); Olivia Vale (Illawarra Steelers), Reshaun Vaughan (Penrith Panthers), Maddison Weatherall (Illawarra Steelers). Coach: Daniel Lacey.

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