Six Cherrypickers named in Canberra Raiders squads

Annie Wark and Chloe Muggleton have been named in the Canberra Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup squad. Photos: Sharon Corcoran - On The Ball Photography
Annie Wark and Chloe Muggleton have been named in the Canberra Raiders Tarsha Gale Cup squad. Photos: Sharon Corcoran - On The Ball Photography

Six Young Cherrypickers have been named in pre-Christmas Canberra Raiders training squads.

Annie Wark and Chloe Muggleton have secured places in the Raiders' Tarsha Gale under 19s squad, while Harry Fitzpatrick and Mitch Prest will train with the SG Ball team, and Sing brothers Brock and Clay again feature in the Harold Matthews squad.

Cherrypickers first grade coach Nick Hall wished all players the best of luck over the coming months, with squads for the 2021 competitions to be finalised early next year.

"Annie and Chloe have given themselves a great opportunity," Hall said.

"That [Young Cherrypickers] league-tag side went through undefeated, they're a very talented group.

"League-tag has given these girls the skills and now they're playing tackle footy. There'll be plenty of girls from Young playing tackle in the future. It's great to see."

The Sing brothers, Fitzpatrick and Prest will continue their development with the Raiders having spent time in the system in previous years.

"They've all been picked before and will go there with their eyes open knowing what's expected. They've been identified by the Raiders for a few years. Good luck to them all," Hall added.

The NSWRL has confirmed changes to the age ranges for competitions in 2021 with Jersey Flegg moving to an under 21s competition, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale Cup (women's) moving to under 19s and the Harold Matthews Cup to under 17s.

Ash Barnes will move from Jersey Flegg coach to take over the clubs SG Ball side, with David Small set to coach the clubs Harold Matthews Cup team.

John Hawke will round out the coaching line-up at a junior level, as coach of the club's Tarsha Gale Cup team.

Peter Marrapodi will coach the under 21s team.

The Canberra Raiders junior squads will finalised in the new year.

Young Cherrypickers Canberra Raiders representatives

  • SG Ball under 19s: Harry Fitzpatrick and Mitch Prest
  • Harold Matthews under 17s: Brock Sing and Clay Sing
  • Tarsha Gale ladies tackle under 19s: Annie Wark and Chloe Muggleton