Lo­cal women get off the side­lines

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: KIM APLIN

RUGBY GIRLS: Kristy and Melinda Thorburn played with the War­riors team, who played in Chin­chilla Bull­dogs' jer­seys, while Mar­cia Bell played for the Fillys.

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