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The St George Illawarra Dragons Community department in conjunction with the NRL Development team hosted the 2015 Sam Hammond Shield at Reed Park, Dapto on Tuesday.

The shield is named after Jillaroos fullback and local Illawarra player Sam Hammond, one of the top female rugby league players in the world after finishing the 2013 World Cup as the Jillaroos’ top try scorer and point scorer.

The All Girls Tackle Day, in its second year, saw a total of 23 teams representing 10 different high schools and five primary schools.

The winning teams on the day were Holy Cross Primary, Helensburgh in the primary division, Kiama High in the junior division, and Illawarra Sports High took out both the intermediate and senior divisions.

Hammond and Dragons retiring prop Dan Hunt were also on hand to run Dream Believe Achieve sessions with the girls throughout the day.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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