2022 Rebels Set for Super W Surge

Thu, 21/10/2021, 06:57 am
Rebels Media
by Rebels Media
A big year awaits our Rebels' Super W side.
A big year awaits our Rebels' Super W side.

Melbourne Rebels’ Super W Head Coach, Alana Thomas, says her side is thrilled to be back on the track and hungry to build on last season’s promising campaign.

The Rebels encountered great adversity throughout the 2021 season, overcoming multiple lockdowns, misplaced jerseys, and last-minute flight changes, to put together an impressive fourth season of Super Rugby competition.

Carrying a core of young and exciting homegrown players, stirring performances against last year’s finalists, the Queensland Reds, and the experienced ACT Brumbies, provided fans with plenty of optimism heading into 2022.

Welcomed by the prospect of having an uncompromised pre-season for the first time since 2019, Thomas says she's counting down the days to pre-season training, beginning November 1st.

“We will have the time to focus on how we want to play the game and give the players time in the gym to gain strength, as that has been missing from the program for the past couple of years,” said Thomas

“This season will be all about converting opportunities - we have been competitive the past two years; however, we need to convert now.”

As the Rebels turn their focus to 2022, they do so with heightened excitement at the prospect of Super W returning to its traditional double-header playing slot with the men's competition.

An exciting blend of youth and experience, complimented by the surge in adrenaline from a packed AAMI Park crowd, Thomas believes the sky is the limit for our girls in navy blue next year.

“We’ve had a short turnaround from the 2021 season, which is great.”

“The Club has brought in young players to complement our older players, who are more experienced at playing at the Super W level now.

“We have been building to 2022 being the year we see all the hard work come together, so everyone is just really keen to rip in and get started.”

One member from the 2018 inaugural squad, is Wallaroos’ star, Georgia Cormick, who believes the Club’s challenges of the past have only strengthened the resolve of the playing group, teaching valuable lessons that can be passed on to the next generational of Super W stars.

“My time at the Rebels has taught me resilience and perseverance,” said Cormick.

“Things don’t just happen because you want them to, but because you work hard for them and that’s our approach heading into next season.

“We play with our hearts on our sleeves, for our family and our state - I’m extremely proud to be a Rebel.

“Growing up in Melbourne, I didn’t see women’s rugby and if there was a pathway, I never knew it existed, so I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity now to be that example to all the girls coming through.”

As Georgia and her teammates begin preparations for the Club’s fifth year of competition, there are still playing opportunities available.

To express your interest in joining our Rebels Super W program, click the link below.

https://forms.gle/nimtgRniBXLJxNTR6

All applications must be submitted by COB on Friday, October 22.

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