Shar­kettes on the prowl for new re­cruits

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Shar­kettes are on the hunt for new re­cruits to strut their stuff on and off the field.

The club is hold­ing its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the Moss­man Show­grounds on March 15 and is keen to hear from prospec­tive play­ers and com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Cairns Dis­trict Women’s Rugby League pres­i­dent and Shar­kettes foun­da­tion team mem­ber Petrina Neller is on a re­cruit­ment drive to en­cour­age more women to join the sport, meet peo­ple, get fit, get tough and be­come part of the team.

“It is not only a sport, it’s a so­cial thing too,” she said.

“We train on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at the Moss­man Show­grounds from 5pm and any­one who is in­ter­ested is wel­come to come along.

“We need some more girls to join the club - it doesn’t mat­ter if they’re small or haven’t played the game be­fore, we can put them on the wing. And we are look­ing for vol­un­teers to fill the po­si­tions of club pres­i­dent, trea­surer and sec­re­tary as well as fundrais­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers.”

The of­fi­cial sign-on day for the women’s rugby league for the whole Cairns re­gion is 6-8pm on March 16 at the Ivan­hoe Show­grounds.

Any­one over 40 will need to bring a med­i­cal certificate and any girls turn­ing 17, the min­i­mum age for the league, will need to bring a birth certificate. The league is hop­ing NRL star Pre­ston Camp­bell and North­ern Pride coach David Maiden will be there on the night.

Ms.neller said that play­ers could ex­pect to travel with the team around the re­gion play­ing in both home and away matches.

The Moss­man Shar­kettes AGM will be held from 6.30pm on Thurs­day, March 15 at the Moss­man Show­grounds.

Join the club: Petrina Neller and Tah­nee Thor­burn

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