Far South Coast Falcons tear through inaugural ACT and SNSW Girls Rugby 10s competition

The Far South Coast Falcons Rugby Union Club put on an informal presentation ceremony at Pambula Beach to celebrate their successes in the inaugural Girls Rugby 10 series.

While the occasion was low key, the efforts of the Under 15s Falcons and Under 17s Flying Piglets this season were monumental. 

The Under 15s squad took the minor premiers title, with one point the difference in their final game against Daramalan. The team was remained undefeated up until the last game.

The Flying Piglets Under 17s team was a combination of players from the FSC Falcons and the Jindabyne Bushpigs Rugby Union Club.

The Under 17s remained undefeated throughout the competition and became the inaugural ACT and SNSW Girls Rugby 10s Premiers after their grand final clash against ACT Wests.

Players from Pambula to Batemans Bay and those from Jindabyne were awarded with trophies on Saturday, October 7 to celebrate their success in the first competition of it’s kind in NSW. 

Coach Scott Harris praised all the girls and their families' commitment throughout a long season, which saw them play only two home games per team and put a lot of kilometres on the clock.

"The skills and ability of these girls is boundless," he said.

"Each week they improved out of sight and are really showing the more established Canberra teams what girls' Rugby Union is all about."

The Falcons were up to even more between games. Under 17 Bella Kiely carried the Argentinian flag at the Wallabies match in Canberra on September 16, and the Flying Piglets played a curtain-raiser game for the ACT Brumbies.

During 2017 the Falcons also featured on Fox Sports Kick and Chase rugby program, who came to Bega to meet the team and cover the Girls' Rugby 10s.

The Falcons Under 14s and Under 16s girls' teams are currently competing in the ACT Brumbies' Next Generation Super 7s Series, with  finals in Wagga held October. 21  

Club patron Gary Pearse commended Harris as a superb coach to the teams, and encouraged players to realise the opportunities that Rugby Union can offer.

“We saw girls in that team do things they thought they could never do, and even better than that, they were really good at it,” he said.