Meet the Rabbitohs women part 3

You've met ten of our South Sydney Rabbitohs women so far and now it's time to meet five more. 

 

Kimbaley Kershaw

To be a part of such a great Club, one of the oldest Clubs is amazing. The culture within the Club is strong and we have a strong bunch of girls who are making history. It is definitely a proud moment for myself and my family.

Kimbaley KershawSouth Sydney Rabbitohs Forward

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Kimbaley Kershaw is another one of the Red and Green players who grew up in a Rugby League household and hasn't looked back on chasing her footy dream.

Kershaw forms part of a dangerous Rabbitohs forward pack that have been churning up huge metres throughout the 2018 season. 

Player profile

D.O.B: 27/09/1988

Place of Birth: Kempsey

Height: 175cm

Weight: 92kg

Position: Forward

Junior Club: Kempsey Dragons

Nickname: Kimmy Kersh

Work: Stevedore

Family background: Aboriginal

How did you start playing Rugby League? "Following my older brother to his footy training."

What advice would you give to kids wants to play Rugby League? Dream big, work hard and believe in themselves."

 

Ianeta Baker

My Dad has been a lifelong Souths supporter, so it means a lot to represent the team he loves!

Ianeta BakerSouth Sydney Rabbitohs halfback

A tough and elusive winger, who can find the line, Ianeta Baker is a skilful addition to the South Sydney Rabbitohs squad. 

Missing out on the first few games of the season Baker now has a few games up her sleeves and has impressed with her limited time on the field. 

Player profile

D.O.B: 05/08/1995

Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand

Height: 163cm

Weight: 58kg

Position: Wing

Nickname: Neta

Work or study: Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science

Family background: Tokelaun/Cook Island

When did you start playing Rugby League? 2017

How did you start playing Rugby League? Helped fill in for a team and wanted to give it a go

What advice would you give junior girls and boys wanting to play Rugby League? Play hard and have fun!

Do you play other sports? Rugby Union

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? Danny Boy and the All Blacks

 

Eloise Vunakece

It is a great opportunity to represent a great Club at the height of women's footy.

Eloise VunakeceSouth Sydney Rabbitohs back rower

Eloise Vunakece is damaging back row with plenty of skill to boot. Great runner of the ball Vunakece offers a great threat in attack but also performs brilliant off the ball, notching up a continuous number of tackles. 

Player profile

D.O.B: 22/03/1990

Place of Birth: Sydney

Height: 165cm

Weight: 75kg

Position: Second row

Rep Honours: Australia and Fiji

Junior Club: Marrickville Queens

Nickname: El

Work: Environmental Restoration

Family background: Half Fijian/ Australian

When did you start playing Rugby League? 2015

What are your goals in Rugby League? "Play to the best of my ability and represent Fiji."

What advice would you give to kids wanting to play Rugby league? "Always try your hardest and never give up."

 

Meleanna Waters

I'm in deep enemy territory - lifelong Roosters supporter. LOL!

Meleanna WatersSouth Sydney Rabbitohs Forward

Ladies and gentlemen meet Meleanna Waters, owner of the best player profile in sporting history. We're not sure whether or not she is being serious but want we are sure of is that the South Sydney Rabbitohs have another excellent back rower in its stocks. 

Playing a healthy chunk of the season, Waters has been heavily involved in the winning South Sydney Rabbitohs team this season. 

Player profile

Height: 160cm

Weight: 67kh

Position: Second row

Rep Honours: Tonga 2016, 2018

Junior Club: Woolloomooloo Warriors - mixed netball

Nickname: Sharkie, Moolah, Banana

Family background/kids/etc: "No one will claim me!

When did you start playing Rugby League? "In the backyard with all the cuzzies."

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To be Taleena Simon."

What advice would you give kids who want to play Rugby League? "Always protect the moneymaker!"

Do you play other sports? Fantasy Basketball

Who has been the biggest influence on your career? "Old rugby coach, Alby Lye. Nothing quite like having someone constantly laughing and pointing out all you the weaknesses in your game to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground."

 

Kyara Nean  

The Rabbitohs are a family Club and they have so much support, which I love. Playing for the Red and Green gives me happiness. I'm a part of history and I'm a role model for young girls. It's great to be a part of such a great Club.

Kyara NeanSouth Sydney Rabbitohs Centre

For Rabbitohs centre Kyara Nean, Rugby League is more than just a game and the South Sydney Rabbitohs are more than just a Club. 

The talented Nean is South Sydney through and through and wants nothing more than to pave the pathway for young girls wanting to play Rugby League professionally. 

Player profile

D.O.B: 06/05/1997

Place of Birth: Newcastle NSW

Height: 175cm

Weight: 85kg

Position: Centre

Rep Honours: Indigenous All Stars, City Origin

Junior Club: Redfern All Blacks

Instagram handle: Kyara_nean

Nickname: Redfern All Blacks

When did you start playing Rugby League? 2014 in NSW Aboriginal Koori knockout

What are your goals in Rugby League? "To be the best I can be, a role model to young indigenous girls and pave a pathway for younger girls in Rugby League."

What advice would you give kids wanting to play Rugby League? "Even when its hard don't give up because the end results are always worth it."

Do you play other sports? Touch football

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