Newcastle Rugby League: Former Knights lock Mark Glanville joins forces with daughter Jordan at Souths ahead of inaugural Ladies League Tag competition

South Newcastle and Rebels representative Jordan Glanville has always known rugby league with her father Marc.

The 22-year-old was just a baby watching the former NSW Country lock play with the Knights and now he coaches both of her Ladies League Tag teams.    

But she doesn’t seem to mind at all and this weekend Jordan will be part of her own sporting history as Newcastle Rugby League’s inaugural Ladies League Tag competition kicks off.    

LIONS: Father-daughter combination Marc and Jordan Glanville at Wednesday night's Newcastle Rugby League season launch. Picture: Josh Callinan

LIONS: Father-daughter combination Marc and Jordan Glanville at Wednesday night's Newcastle Rugby League season launch. Picture: Josh Callinan

“Sometimes I wish I’d asked [brother] Ryan what it was like before I got dad to coach,” Jordan joked.

“No, it’s been really good so far. He has a lot of knowledge to share and all the girls really respect him and listen to what he has to say. Sometimes he just has to break it down a bit further. 

“It’s a good experience, but hopefully we don’t get sick of each other before the end of the season.”

Jordan, whose younger sibling Ryan has been named at five-eighth for Souths’ men’s first grade side, said she was pleased to be playing closer to home after two years on the Central Coast.  

“Plenty of us girls have always been at games and been brought up around the home grounds,” she said.

“So it will be great to pull on the colours like the boys do and get out there and show everyone what we can do on field.” 

Souths host Maitland at Townson Oval on Saturday (10.40am) while the Rebels start their NSW Country Championship campaign against Northern Rivers at Wauchope on May 13. 

Elsewhere in the Ladies League Tag season opener the Pickers named Kat Maier captain while Kurri Kurri have Casey-Leigh Gilmour, wife of Bulldogs prop Brock, lining up against Central on Saturday (11.10am). On Sunday, Bonnie Simon leads out Macquarie against Lakes at Cahill Oval while Grace Gallagher has the honours for Western Suburbs against Cessnock at Harker Oval.

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