Stingrays turn it up for reps

Winners: The Sapphire Coast Stingrays celebrate a win over the Central West in the women's game during the rep weekend carnival. PIcture: Facebook.
Winners: The Sapphire Coast Stingrays celebrate a win over the Central West in the women's game during the rep weekend carnival. PIcture: Facebook.

A tournament win for the under 13s and an Open ladies rep win are highlights for the Sapphire Coast Stingrays.

The local Aussie Rules group sent five squads to contest the representative weekend in Nowra with more than 650 players taking part.

Sapphire defeated Western in a one-off women's showcase on Saturday with the locals getting the best of their opponents 7-2-44 to 5-6-36.

Players and officials said the Central West had an enormous height advantage, but credited the locals' ability to contest the ball and weave through tackle efforts for the win.

"Great effort today girls showed a lot of grit and determination to run over the top of a good side proud of you all," coach Shane Crowe said on social media.

Bermagui's Katlyn Scott led the charge with two early goals as the Stingrays fought back from a half-time deficit to clinch the result.

Meanwhile, the under 13s outfit took out the weekend tournament with a narrow win over the Illawarra on Sunday.

After earlier suffering a loss to the northern outfit, the Stingrays flipped the script to down the Illawarra 24-15.

Sapphire Coast also took part in the 15s, under 17s and youth girls with mixed results across the weekend.

Officials said the players and teams had done the area proud with a great representation for the Sapphire Coast on display.

The players now return to the regular SCAFL competition teams to converge on Eden this weekend for a 'mega round' of senior matches.