Wests Tigers have today announced the club will launch its inaugural senior women's team in the 2019 Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership.
The team, which will compete under the name of Wests Tigers, continues a clear pathway for Wests Tigers female rugby league players from the Lisa Fiaola (U/16's) and Tarsha Gale (U/18's) teams currently in existence, with the overall aim of a Wests Tigers team in the NRL Holden Women's Premiership in the coming years.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the establishment of the club's inaugural senior women's team was an important and exciting step forward for the club.
"We're delighted to launch our inaugural team in the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership for the coming season," said Pascoe. "As a club, we strive to incorporate women in all aspects of the Wests Tigers DNA and this is another part of that.
"The launch of this team provides us with a number of exciting opportunities with new partners and players arriving to the club.
"Crucially, it also allows us to continue to grow women's rugby league throughout our catchment area and give our local juniors a senior team they can call their own and aspire to play for in the years to come."
Since launching the team in mid-December, Wests Tigers have received an overwhelming level of interest with the team now at capacity for the season ahead.
Wests Tigers Women's team will first take to the field in three trial matches throughout February and March before the season proper begins on March 23.