Meet the Rabbitohs women's team part 1

This year the South Sydney Rabbitohs broke 110-year history with the introduction of their first-ever women's team.

Playing in their first ever competition the Rabbitohs women have flown out of the gates, remaining undefeated after six games and looking comfortable while they're doing it.

Enjoying a well-deserved week off this round it's time to take a look at the stars behind this incredibly gifted team.

 

Maddie Studdon

It means a lot for me to play for the Rabbitohs. It has been my dream to play in the Red and Green since I was a young kid because I grew up in the South Sydney area and always supported them and wanted to be like the men.

Maddie Studdon

Most Rugby League supporters will know of Maddie Studdon. A Jillaroos halfback and one of the game biggest stars at the age of just 24.

A South Sydney woman born and bred, Studdon has been playing Footy since she was a kid.

Taking the long and winding road towards Rugby League stardom, Studdon has laid the platform for young women wanting to play Rugby League professionally.

Player profile

Name: Maddie Studdon

D.O.B: 16/10/94

Place of Birth: Sydney

Height: 153cm

Weight: 58.8kg

Position: Halfback

Rep Honours: Women's All-Stars, NSW Origin, Country Origin, Jillaroos

Junior Club: Mascot

Instagram handle: _maddiestuddon

Twitter handle: Maddiestuddon7

Nickname: Mads or Studs

Work or study: Stevedore

Family background: Australian

When did you start playing Rugby League? "I started playing at 4-years old."

How did you start playing Rugby League? "My Mum and Dad introduced me to Mascot Rugby League."

What advice would you give to kids who want to play Rugby League? "Come have a go, it's really fun and all my close mates are from joining League."

 

Jasmin Allende

Playing for Souths is a dream come true, I get to represent my family, my community and be a part of a legacy for South Sydney women.

Jasmin Allende

One of the rising stars of the future Jasmin Allende comes from a strong Rugby League family and has set the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership a light in 2018.

Daughter of Rabbitohs women's team coach Danny Allende, Jasmin has been playing Rugby League her whole life and at just 21-years-old already has a pretty impressive resume of rep honours.

However, the lock forward has her eyes set on even bigger goals and if she continues her impressive form in 2018 there is no reason her goals can't be met.

Player profile

Name: Jasmin Allende

D.O.B: 28/08/1996

Place of Birth: Paddington

Height: 165

Weight: 75kgs

Position: Lock

Rep Honours: Indigenous All-Stars, NSW Origin

Junior Club: La Perouse Panthers

Instagram handle: Jasminhazelallende

Nickname: Jaz, Sis

Family background: Wonnarua/Wiradjuri

When did you start playing Rugby League? "I started playing Rugby League for Lapa when I was around five to six years old."

How did you start playing Rugby League? "I played because my brother played so I was always at training and went to school with the boys in my team."

What are your goals in Rugby league? "My goal is to play for the Jillaroos."

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "My family, they have always supported and encouraged my dreams to play Rugby League."

What advice would you give kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Don't be scored, get involved and have fun."

 

Emma Gillogly

It's an honour to be involved in the first female Rabbitohs team. I'm excited about how it will grow and so appreciative that the Rabbitohs took a massive step to get behind female League.

Emma Gilloghy

Centre Emma Gillogly didn't start playing Rugby League until two years ago but she quickly found a love for the sport and has become a regular first-team starter.

Moving from Port Macquarie to Sydney, Gillogly is all about promoting the women's game and wants nothing more than to win a comp with Souths.

Player profile

Name: Emma Gillogly

D.O.B: 06/10/87

Place of Birth: Port Macquarie

Weight: 70kg

Position: Centre

Instagram handle: emgillogly

Nickname: Em

Work: Primary School teacher

When did you start playing Rugby League? 2016

How did you start playing Rugby League? "Moved to Sydney and didn't want to play union anymore so found my local League team which was Redfern!"

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To win a comp with Souths and earn a rep jersey at any level and help promote women's League."

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "My parents and my partner are always pushing me."

What advice would you give to kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Have a go at it, even if you don't know anyone or the rules."

 

Rikka Lamb

It is amazing, I'm so grateful the Rabbitohs have given me the opportunity, I have trained hard to make it happen, so it tops it all off.

Rikka Lamb

Winger Rikka Lamb is another out of towner to feature in the South Sydney Rabbitohs line up and the young outside back is another player with a big future ahead.

Heralding from Dubbo NSW Lamb trekked from Dubbo and back during a three-week trial for the Rabbitohs squad showing her determination and commitment to the game of Rugby League and the Red and Green Jersey.

Player profile

Name: Rikka Lamb

D.O.B: 05/09/96

Place of Birth: Dubbo NSW, Australia

Height: 160cm

Weight: 61kgs

Position: Fullback, winger, hooker

Rep Honours: Western Rams RV, First Nation Gems

Junior Club: Goodooga Magpies

Nickname: Ri

Work: NTS Corp

When did you start playing Rugby League? 2014

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To make the Country tram and inspire the younger generation."

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "My mother and Pop."

What advice would you give to kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Don't hold back, chase your dreams even if it means relocating towns to succeed."

 

Eunice Grimes

To be a part of a Club and history is priceless. I love being a part of my new family.

Eunice Grimes

Forward Eunice Grimes has been playing the game of Rugby League her whole life and is ready to take the next big step in her career at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

A Damaging ball runner and with the skill to boot, Grimes has been leading the Rabbitohs women's team charge in 2018 and has swiftly become one of the best forwards in the game. 

Name: Eunice Grimes

D.O.B: 22/01/86

Place of Birth: Bourke

Height: 176cm

Position: Prop/Second Row

Rep Honours: Aboriginal All Stars,

Junior club: Enngonia Outlaws

Nickname: Nora

Work: Manager at Tribal Warrior

Family background: Aboriginal

When did you start playing Rugby League? "When I was six years old."

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To make the NRL draft and the Australian team."

What advice would you give to kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Don't be afraid, come and enjoy it and make some new friends and learn new skills."

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