Local women get off the sidelines
WOMEN who don’t want to sit on the sidelines at the rugby league games travelled to Chinchilla last weekend to play the game they love at a McGrath Foundation Carnival.
Three of these players Marcia Bell, Kristy and Melinda Thorburn – were from Mundubbera and their coach Kim Aplin accompanied them.
Twenty players turned up to play and were divided into two teams to play a nine-a-side game with one player on the bench.
“It was an excellent game, lots of skills on display, ferocious tackling and so much fun!” Melinda Thorburn said.
“My daughter Kristy and I played with the Warriors in Chinchilla Bulldogs jerseys while Marcia played for the Fillys who won 20–12.
It was Kristy Thorburn’s second game of league and she was thrilled to score for the Warriors.
“We are looking for more players from across our region to play as a Central or North Burnett team in a short six to eight week comp next year,” Thorburn said.
“Our region has a depth of talent, already identified in the likes of Nicole Curtis from Monto and Bec Kenny from Gayndah who play for Bundaberg Brothers and are regularly picked for rep honours.”
If you want to play, phone Melinda on 0427 951 795 or Kim on 0423 108 062.
RUGBY GIRLS: Kristy and Melinda Thorburn played with the Warriors team, who played in Chinchilla Bulldogs' jerseys, while Marcia Bell played for the Fillys.