The Cronulla Sharks have added another star to the Club's Women's Rugby League program, with Australian Jillaroo and NSW Blues representative Allana Ferguson signing on for the 2017 season.
Ferguson is the latest player to join the Club's star-studded Women’s 9’s side, following on from the addition of fellow Jillaroos representatives Ruan Sims, Corban McGregor and Maddie Studdon, who have also pledged their services to the Sharks for next season.
Hailing from a proud Rugby League family, Ferguson said she had always dreamed of training with and playing for the Sharks. Now, the dream has come to fruition.
“I grew up playing for the Engadine Dragons so back then it was always my dream to play for the Sharks. I didn’t think it would actually come true, so the fact that my dream’s become a reality ... it’s next level,” Ferguson said.
“It’s a huge honour to have some of the girls that we play with around me, to learn and bounce off. I think our team just has such a great vibe and we all can’t wait to get stuck into it."
Having starred in the Women's 9s side's dramatic win over the Dragons at Southern Cross Group Stadium earlier this season, Ferguson said she's looking forward to playing consistent Rugby League for the Sharks in 2017.
“Jas (Head of Women's Rugby League, Jason Stanton) has set up such an extraordinary program that we get to do week in, week out," Ferguson said.
"The fact that we don’t have huge gaps in between all of our rep training and all extra help, it’s going to be phenomenal and i can’t wait to grow as a player.
"Right now, the focus is on the Sharks. But of course developing as a player and reaching those higher goals is always something you think about. Playing with the Sharks will give me the opportunity to do that, better still."
Watch the interview playing in full now on Sharks TV.
With the details of the proposed Women’s competition yet to be confirmed, stay tuned to sharks.com.au for all the latest news on Women’s Rugby League.