League stars having a go
The come-and-try day has been postponed until Saturday, April 21
LEAGUE TAG: They’re the next generation of league tag professionals here in the North Burnett.
Training heavily two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Archer Park, the young up and coming stars are ready to give it a go.
Lily Wain and Shanae Doessel are enjoying the fast paced game and believe it could be the next big thing to encourage the young ones to get out of the house and have a go.
“I love the physicality of league tag,” Wain said.
“The fact that it doesn’t involve tackling takes away any fears I had of getting hurt.
“My mum comes to training with me and she loves being part of it all. I never thought I would laugh so much. Training is a blast.”
The Central Burnett Rugby League has launched a come and try day next Saturday, April 21, at 2pm at Archer Park, not April 14 as advertised last week due to the school holidays.
Committee members are hoping a league tag team will be formed in each of the towns in the North Burnett.
The Central Burnett Rugby League is excited at the prospect of establishing a league tag competition for female players aged 12 and over who enjoy a challenge.
Secretary Melinda Thorburn said she wanted to help the players develop their skills in league tag competition.
“I enjoy working with girls who have never tried this sort of thing,” Thorburn said.
“Watching them evolve and being able to understand the game gives me so much pleasure.”
Thorburn said she would love to see more young girls join in the game as it’s a great way of socialising with one another in a very supportive environment.
“League tag is open for females aged 12 and over,” she said.
“There is no upper age limit, although players over 40 do require a medical clearance from their general practitioner.
Thorburn said it was good to see parents were engaging with the sport as shown with Lily Wain and her mother, Michelle.
“Mothers playing with daughters. It allows them to connect on a different level and appreciate strengths they weren’t necessarily aware of previously,” Thorburn said.
Young player Shanae Doessel said she enjoyed the socialising aspect of the game and said the group she works with every week are very supportive towards her.
“I enjoy the social aspect of training and the physical challenge that goes with it,” Doessel said.
“The fitness side of training is tough but it’s necessary to get our bodies ready for a game.”
If you’re interested in taking part in the League tag competition, please phone Melinda Thorburn on 0427 951 795.
“We’d love to have as many people as possible take part in the competition,” Thorburn said.
“It’s a great way of keeping fit and healthy and also a great way of making new friends.
“I’d encourage as many females as possible to attend the come-and-try day next Saturday.”
READY TO PLAY: Melinda Thorburn, Lily Wain, Shanae Doessel and Michelle Wain playing league tag at Archer Park.
Michelle Wain running with the ball during the league tag training on Tuesday afternoon.