Seagulls Selected for PNG Orchids

QRL collaborative article

The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are proud to announce that three of our women’s players have been selected in the Papua New Guinea Orchids squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.

Essay Banu and Ange Watego were named in a 34-player train-on squad and will play in a selection trial in Port Moresby next month.

While Latoniya Norris has been granted an exemption from the trial and remains in contention to make the final PNG Orchids squad.

The Orchids open their World Cup campaign against Canada on November 1 at Headingley before meeting Brazil and England in their other pool matches.

PNG Orchids chair Okaro Yogi said: “I am excited with the selection because it is a good mix of debutants and returning Orchids players who came from the four confederates across PNG and which includes our overseas based players”.

PNGRFL CEO Stanley Hondina added: “The concept that was put in place has been fair and every PNG girl has been given an opportunity to be selected, and this trial, which includes the overseas girls, assists us not only to get a balanced team but also a quality one.”

The 34-player train-on squad is:
Angelena Watego (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
Anika Butler (Newcastle Knights)
Belinda Gwasamun (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Bertshiba Awoi (PNG Southern Confederate)
Carol Humeu (PNG Southern Confederate)
Delailah Ahose (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Elizabeth Kapa (PNG Southern Confederate)
Emily Veivers (Easts Tigers)
Essay Banu (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
Gemma Schnaubelt (Souths Magpies)
Gloria Kaupa (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Janet John (PNG Southern Confederate)
Janet Michael (PNG Southern Confederate)
Jessica Carey (Easts Tigers)
Jessikah Reeves (Souths Magpies)
Joanne Lagona (PNG Southern Confederate)
Layne Nona-Busch (Ellenbrook Rabbitohs, WA)
Leilah Kerowa (PNG Southern Confederate)
Lydia Luke (PNG Northern Confederate)
Lila Malabag (PNG Southern Confederate)
Lisa-Marie Alu (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Lyiannah Alleen (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Martha Molowia (PNG Southern Confederate)
Meli Joe (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Michelle John Ikupu (PNG Northern Confederate)
Regila Wilfred (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Roswita Kapo (PNG Southern Confederate)
Sera Koroi (Souths Magpies)
Shellie Long (Easts Tigers)
Talitha Kunjil (PNG Highlands Confederate)
Therese Aiton (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Ua Ravu (Riverina Bulls)
Veronica Waula (PNG Southern Confederate)
Latoniya Norris (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)