Sharkettes raring to go
THE Sharkettes were presented with their new jumpers for the 2011 season and are itching to kick off next Friday.
A total of 23 women have signed up to play for the Sharkettes this year and they will now look the part with their new jumpers.
Hooker Laurel Denman, who was part of the inaugural Sharkettes team to compete in the Cairns women’s league last season, said it was great to see so many new faces in the squad.
“Last year was the first time I’ve ever played league and I really enjoyed the camaraderie,” she said.
“I’ve watched league all my life and my family all play, it’s much different to yelling on the sidelines.
“On a personal level, it’s good to get off the couch and get fit and be involved in something.”
New recruit Kirsty Burchill is not new to the football field but is excited to be pulling on the Sharkettes jumper for the first time.
“I did a lot of school sports and have played before but that was at boarding school so it will be good to be playing with family and friends,” she said.
“It’s also a great way to keep fit.”
Anyone who is interested in playing with the Sharkettes can attend training on Monday nights from 6pm.
The Sharkettes will also be fundraising for Pink Ribbon Day throughout the season and were treated to pep talk from a guest speaker from the Cancer Council.
The Sharkettes play their first game in Cairns next Friday.
Team effort: the Sharkettes with their new jumpers