Our Cronulla Sharks Women's Rugby League and Touch Football were on show over the weekend at both Southern Cross Group Stadium and beyond.

Over the weekend the Maree Kelly Memorial Invitational, a pre-season Women's 9s competition was played on the Central Coast.

After strong showings in the pool matches, the women's side went down to Redfern All Blacks, a South Sydney Rabbitohs aligned side, 22-18.

With the majority of the side's Australian Jilaroos players rested due to international camp, Head of Women's Rugby League and Touch Football, Jason Staton say he was very happy that his side was given the chance to play in such a competition.

“The quality of play was the standout today," said Stanton.

"Our aim is to support the development of the female pathway and promote NRL clubs being involved in female sport.

We would like to thank Shane for organising the event and NSWRL, Martin Shanahan and CRL for supporting this great event."

The Sharks Women's 9s and Tarsha Gale (u/18) sides played trial matches at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

The Women's side were victorious 11-10 over the Redfern Rabbitohs in a tight affair. The Sharks' Tarsha Gale sides put in strong performances with an 8-all draw with the Illawarra Steelers and 16-4 victory over the Indigenous All Stars.

Stay tuned to www.sharks.com.au for all upcoming details on the Sharks Women's Rugby League programs throughout 2017.