Shar­kettes rar­ing to go

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Photo by GREG MCLEAN

Team ef­fort: the Shar­kettes with their new jumpers

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