Congratulations to Thirroul’s Jenna Rose on her selection in the Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ open age women’s team to play New Zealand Maori in January.
Jenna, who plays for the Thunderbirds Division 1 team, was chosen after her performance for Illawarra Bungarras at the recent National Indigenous Football Championships in Nowra.
Jenna and Thunderbirds team-mate Sarah Hanlon helped Illawarra Bungarras to a third consecutive title after a 4-0 defeat of Yuin Black Cockatoos in the women’s final.
It was the third year Jenna and Sarah have represented Illawarra Bungarras at the tournament, which featured more than than 400 Indigenous players from 40 different teams competing for the crown as the top men’s and women’s Indigenous football teams in the country.
Jenna was one of five Bungarras players chosen in the Australian First Nation’s ‘Mariya’ women’s squad, along with Tenaya Davis, Shakiah Tungai, Robyn Moylan and Alyssa Togo.