Newcastle coach Blake Green has opened up on the challenges of recruiting NRLW stars to play for the Knights’ inaugural team.
Local players Hannah Southwell, Yasmin Meakes, Isabelle Kelly and Brydie Parker have all signed with the Sydney Roosters for 2021, as revealed by News Corp on Sunday.
“I wouldn’t say we missed out (on local stars). We haven’t landed them, which would have been nice, but it wasn’t through a lack of trying or convincing from our part,” Green said.
“The women’s game is all about relationships and building those. And at the moment we just don’t have any, we’re new to the space.”
Southwell, Kelly, Meakes and Parker all play for the Central Coast Roosters in the Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership.