Carnival to support Sharks
ONLY the best talent and skills in rugby league will be on display this weekend with $4000 up for grabs for the winning team of the Mossman Port Douglas Senior Sharks Carnival.
Senior Sharks president Bronson Ryan said competition will be fierce for the Sharks who will be up against the Rainforest Dragons, teams from Cooktown, Hopevale, Cohen, Kuranda, Cairns area and the Bloomfield area.
“There will be roundrobins on Saturday and semi-finals and finals on Sunday, which will be action packed,” he said.
“The winning team of the grand final will receive $4000 in prize money and the losers $1000, so there’s a lot at stake and I’m hoping the Rainforest Dragons, with community support, will come through and win that.
“It’s a big thing for the community to get behind us and come along, it’s going to be some real good action of rugby league.”
The carnival is a fundraiser for the Port Douglas Mossman Sharks 2012 season and an opportunity for the community to show their support.
“It’s a big fundraiser and we’re hoping the whole community gets behind it, we are even bringing in business with nearly 300 players staying here and with even more supporters,” Ryan said.
“We want the community to come and support the Rainforest Dragons and Port Douglas Mossman Sharks and do some more fundraising for Mossman sharks.
“It’s going to give us the opportunity to gain funding to support our season for 2012 and help develop our local players and to buy equipment to help them develop their rugby league.”
There will be an exhibition match of ladies rugby league on Sunday and an exhibition match of U18 rugby league before the finals as well as sprint competitions.
For the spectators there will be fundraising raffles and food and drink for purchase at the Shark’s home turf at the Mossman Showgrounds.
Entry is $3 for adults and $1 for school students per day and the Carnival kicks off a 10am on Saturday until 9.30pm and 9am Sunday to 7.30pm.
Ready to play: Mervyn Missionary, Mathew Gibson, Aaron Minniecon, Leroy Winkle, Jarriet Denman and Lazarus Gibson
Impressed: Crocs coach Brad Cooper