Women’s IRB crew makes its debut

19th January 2020

Red Beach has, for the first time in five years
, an all-female IRB crew who had their first taste of competition at Ruakaka recently.

Competing as the Red Beach Ragdolls, the trio of Emma Hildesley, Teresa Sell and Brie Downey (pictured above, L-R) raced in the U23 division during the Northern Region’s first Interclub IRB carnival of the summer.

The Red Beach Raptors men’s crew joined them at the event, providing valuable guidance and assistance as the Ragdolls made their debut.

In January 2015, club members Maddie Readman and Nivana Johnson raced in IRB events at the Northern Region IRB Championships at Waipu Cove. They came away with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and helped push Red Beach into third spot on the overall points table.
In 2010, the Red Beach trio of Serena Ball, Naomi Young and Daly Tuilaepa raced in IRBs at the Auckland Championships at Ruakaka.