Get to know our Knights women's touch team!

The NRL Touch Premiership has already kicked off. We'll see our men's and women's squads play their first match on Sunday, 19th May at Mudgee against the Parramatta Eels.

Meet our women's team and check out their profiles!

Knights women's team

Angel Barber

Age: 19

Nickname: Angie, angle

Position: Wing

Local club: Newcastle City Touch Association

Best touch memory: Winning the youth world cup in Malaysia 2018 as part of the U20s mixed Australian team

Favourite saying: There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain on improving and that's your own self - Aldous Huxley

Favourite Knights player: Edrick Lee

Favourite Newcastle hangs: Merewether baths and around Honeysuckle

Sophie Broadhead

Sophie Crouch

Age: 18

Nickname: Crouchy

Position: Wing

Best touch move: Quick sprints (especially down the wing)

Why do you love touch?: I love how social touch football is, always meeting new people and making new friends in different parts of the country

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Favourite food: Lamb cutlets with vegies and gravy

Favourite song: Wagon wheel by Darius Rucker

Madi Crowe

Age: 21

Nickname: Madi

Position: Link

Local club: Central Coast Dolphins

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Work hard, train hard and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true no matter how long they take

Favourite saying: Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

Favourite Knights player: Saifiti brothers

Go to movie: Harry Potter

Amy Dufour

Age: 19

Nickname: Doof

Position: Middle

Bets touch memory: Winning youth world cup 2018

Why do you love touch?: Fast game that involved many skills, all the friends you make

Favourite food: Chocolate

Best relax mode: Watching Netflix

Favourite Newcastle hangs: On the water fishing

Sian Filipo

Age: 20

Nickname: Sis

Position: Link

Best touch move: Running the latch

Best touch memory: National youth champs grand final win 2017/ youth world cup grand final win 2018

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Be the player that other players want to play alongside with NOT against, it's the 1%ers that put points on the board, so keep striving and always win the ruck, and if all else fails just make the meters

Favourite Knights player: Sione Mata'utia

Favourite Newcastle hangs: The Kent

Amelia Hughes

Age: 20

Nickname: MIlly, Milz

Position: Utility

Best touch movie: Static sweepers

Why do you love touch: Playing with my closest friends and making new ones. Keeps me fit

Favourite saying: In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure

Favourite Knights player: Daniel Saifiti

Best relax mode: Staying in your pyjamas all day

Rachel Jeffs

Age: 20

Nickname: Rachie/Jeffsy

Position: Middle

Best touch move: Quickie boy with Pottsy

Best touch memory: Winning 2018 World Youth Cup as captain

Favourite player: Kalyn Ponga

Go to movie: Fast and furious franchise

One quirky thing about you: I put tomato sauce on cucumber

Taryn Love

Age: 21

Nickname: Taz

Position: Wing

Best touch memory: Playing for Knights and defeating Parramatta Eels last year

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Be confident in your abilities and never doubt yourself. You can achieve what you put your mind to 

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Favourite food: Chicken schnitzel and gravy

One quirky thing about you: I have double jointed elbows

Jessica McCall

Age: 29

Nickname: McCall

Position: Link

Best touch memory: Running out as Australian captain for the first time

Why do you love touch: Making lifelong friends and just being active

Favourite saying: Be the player everyone wants to play with

Favourite player: Aidan Guerra, Andrew Johns

One quirky thing about you: I have been playing touch longer than some of my team mates have been alive

Rhiannon Podmore

Age: 19

Nickname: Rhi

Position: Link/wing

Best touch memory: Winning world cup

Favourite saying: Hard work beats talent

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Go to movie: The Notebook

Best relax mode: Yoga

Jessica Potts

Age: 19

Nickname: Pottsy

Position: Middle

Local club: Newcastle City

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Enjoy every experience and opportunity that comes your way. At the end of the day, as long as you're having fun, that's all that matters because that's what touch football is all about

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Favourite food: Hot chips

Favourite song: Fergalicious by Fergie

Amy Regal

Age: 29

Nickname: Regz

Position: Link

Best touch moment: Making it through to the state cup semis for the first time

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Do your role in your team. Every role is valuable and without each player teams won't succeed

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Go to movie: Harry Potter

Favourite song: ACDC Thunderstruck

Shannon Rose

Age: 21

Nickname: Shan

Position: Middle

Best touch move: Love a good rucking set

Favourite saying: Buggah

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Favourite food: Avo - so versatile

Favourite song: Khe Sanh, Cold Chisel

Lauren Thorne

Age: 33

Nickname: Loz

Position: Middle

Best touch move: Hard to beat a good sweeper play

Why do you love touch?: So many reasons but most of all the people I have met, including my husband, and the friendships I have made

Favourite saying: The body achieves what the mind believes

Favourite Knights player: Paul 'the chief' Harragon

One quirky thing about you: I played my first game of rugby as a 30 while living in Canada. Absolutely loved it, but it was a short career with all the injuries I sustained