This year was the first year of girls Rugby Union for Nyngan High School and it has proven successful.
High School Teacher Tristan Dal Forno wanted to give the girls more chances to represent the school in the sporting arena.
“We organised to have the NSW Waratahs development people come to our school for an introduction into the game. This was a raging success with many girls from years seven to 12 having a go,” he said.
“A few more training runs and we were off to Dubbo for a gala day event where we took a 16s and opens side to compete. This was a very memorable day for a number of reasons. We had three girls end up in hospital with a broken ankle, broken collarbone and a dislocated shoulder, some of our 16s had to play up against some bigger opens girls.
They have represented themselves and the school to the highest order and should be proud of their efforts.Tristan Dal Forno, Teacher.
“The opens girls won the day and made it to the state finals.”
Mr Dal Forno said the girls performed well at state too.
“The most recent state carnival was for the CHS Schools State Carnival in Parramatta . The girls finished fifth. Alahna Ryan was chosen in the merit squad for the day meaning that she was a top seven player out of 60 plus girls that played,” ” Mr Dal Forno said.
The girls had to raise money to make it to these carnivals.
“I would like to thank all of the community who helped with this in any capacity from buying tickets or donating prizes or money. It is really much appreciated and the girls are grateful for the help. I think their efforts and results show this in spades,” Mr Dal Forno said.
The girls have been congratulated for their great effort and success throughout the season.
“They have represented themselves and the school to the highest order and should be proud of their efforts. Cath Smith, Wendy Robb and myself are proud of what they have achieved.”