Car­ni­val to sup­port Sharks

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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.

Photo by AN­GEL FLETCHER

Ready to play: Mervyn Mis­sion­ary, Mathew Gib­son, Aaron Min­niecon, Leroy Win­kle, Jar­riet Den­man and Lazarus Gib­son

Photo by ALI­SON GE­ORGE

Im­pressed: Crocs coach Brad Cooper

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