Sharks to field four teams in first game

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Moss­man Port Dou­glas Sharks will field a side in four grades for the open­ing of the CDRL sea­son when they clash with Ed­mon­ton on Sun­day.

There were fears only last week the club may have to fold due to a lack of num­bers but the Sharks man­aged to sign up a few more Un­der-18 play­ers and struck a deal with Hope­vale to field a re­serve grade side in Sharks colours.

Sharks pres­i­dent Keith Pitt said the Hope­vale out­fit will rep­re­sent the Sharks to en­sure there are enough play­ers to con­test the re­serve grade competition.

For the first time in sev­eral sea­sons, the Sharks will also have a C-grade side con­sist­ing of play­ers who want a run on the pad­dock with­out the heavy con­tact of the top grades or who want to try and force their way into the first grade team.

“We will be com­pet­i­tive but the club is try­ing to in­tro­duce a new cul­ture to the Sharks and if you don’t turn up to train­ing you won’t be play­ing first grade, it’s as sim­ple as that,” Pitt said.

“Our coach Trevor Cobb has picked a first grade team that’s loyal to him and to our em­pha­sis on turn­ing up to train­ing.

“If any­one wants to play for us, all they have to do is turn up to train­ing on Tues­days and Thurs­days with the right attitude.”

The Sharks train at Moss­man Show­grounds on Tues­days and Thurs­days from 6pm and any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the club can ei­ther turn up to train­ing or call pres­i­dent Keith Pitt on 0439 879 025.

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