Riverina Rhinos looking at female teams for National Premier League

RHINO: Zac Fattore playing for the Riverina side last season. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo
RHINO: Zac Fattore playing for the Riverina side last season. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

After a strong first season in the Canberra division of the National Premier League, the Riverina Rhinos are looking at the option of putting women’s sides into the competition.

President of Griffith Football Angelo Cirillo said the side was exploring the options in front of them.

“We have had preliminary discussions at Capital Football about the opportunity of entering women’s teams,” he said.

“We haven’t got licenses finalised yet and will be holding trials to gauge interest.

“There is no point getting the licence but not being able to fill the full requirement which will be under 13s, 15s, 17s, reserve grade and All Aged Women.”

The system has been shown to be successful with Rhinos sides being picked in NSW Country teams.

Cirillo said there has been discussion with other associations from around the area with the hope of getting them more involved.

The Rhinos hold their trials at Ted Scobie Oval on November 12 and 18.