Mais Oui starts with win

Cairns reps clob­bered

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE MOSS­MAN Sharks’ ju­nior rugby league has en­tered a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to win $30,000 of KooGa foot­ball gear and prove they are the most re­lent­less team on field.

Presently com­ing sixth in the num­ber of votes on face­book, the ju­nior league is look­ing to get more votes to get into the top five for a fight­ing chance at get­ting their hands on $30,000 of foot­ball gear.

The two-minute video is also very AFL Cairns rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­clud­ing four Port Dou­glas Crocs were clob­bered by the rest of Queens­land Coun­try Stock­man in a one-off match in Cairns last Satur­day.

All players on field were vy­ing for a po­si­tion in the Queens­land Coun­try side to com­pete in the Aus­tralian Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

Kurt Brad­shaw, Kurt Cad­man, Julius Smith and Dy­lan Wear­mouth rep­re­sented Port Dou­glas, along with the Cairns’ Reps coach Andy Vi­ola, former Crocs’ coach and 2010/2011 AFL Cairns’ Coach of the Year.

Even with the fancy ti­tles, the team lost by 10 goals in the end and Vi­ola said the team was out­played against the rest of Queens­land.

“We were only 14 points down in the third quar­ter but we had a few in­juries and the other side were ex­cep­tional,” he said.

“The other side was big bod­ied, strong, smart, ef­fi­cient and played good footy, we got a bit of catch­ing up.

“The Port boys went okay, Dy­lan Wear­mouth was a stand­out playing a role he was unac­cus­tomed to, it was good ex­po­sure for the com­pe­ti­tion and it would’ve been good to get a win.”

The Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships will be held in Wagga Wagga, NSW, on July 19. en­ter­tain­ing, with some tal­ented act­ing and good rugby, start­ing off with a cou­ple of the players say­ing they want KooGa and fin­ish­ing with scenes from their games.

Elle Brown, the mas­ter­mind be­hind the video had no pre­vi­ous film­mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore cre­at­ing and sub­mit­ting the ju­nior Sharks’ en­try.

“The video had to show a club be­ing re­lent­less and we want the com­mu­nity to WITH a flat sea and and just a waft of air, seven yachts came to the line for the start of the eigh­trace Win­ter Se­ries.

With two races sched­uled for the day, the morn­ing pro­vided some chal­leng­ing con­di­tions as the boats slowly made their way to the wind­ward mark. Even with the planned three laps short­ened to two laps, only five boats recorded a fin­ish time.

De­fend­ing club cham­pion Port FM Mais Oui turned on a bril­liant per­for­mance com­ing in sec­ond over the line 14 min­utes be­hind Magic and tak­ing first on cor­rected time by eight min­utes.

Ice crossed third and col­lected sec­ond on hand­i­cap ahead of Jim­mie Black­smith in third and just 25 sec­onds ahead of Magic.

Ann Sea re­sumed her de­fence of the club cham­pi­onship leader board scor­ing fifth but the con­di­tions proved to be too dif­fi­cult for Indigo and Tau Ceti re­tir­ing af­ter con­clud­ing there was in­suf­fi­cient time to com­plete the course.

The breeze had lifted by 2pm be re­lent­less in vot­ing for us, $30,000 is a lot of money,” she said.

“Our video is all about the com­mu­nity giv­ing the kids the shirts, got a lot of good young kids playing footy and there’s some­one com­ing with a shirt on a horse, trac­tor, boat - it’s re­ally pro­mot­ing Moss­man to Aus­tralia.

“The Sharkies were re­ally good, some had speak­ing parts and some dads are in it, it’s a fun video and dif­fer­ent to all the to be­gin the af­ter­noon race and, af­ter re­cov­er­ing from a dis­as­trous start, Magic set­tled into a close con­test at the front of the field with Ice.

The lead changed hands sev­eral times with one close en­counter on the top mark as the two yachts con­verged on the wind­ward buoy.

Line hon­ours again went to Magic hold­ing off Ice on the fi­nal down­wind run.

With the lift­ing breeze, the full three laps were com­pleted by all and in a tight fin­ish Indigo and Tau Ceti crossed just 28 sec­onds apart.

Cor­rected times gave the win to Ice fol­lowed by Jim­mie Black­smith in sec­ond and Indigo third hold­ing off Port FM Mais Oui by 34 sec­onds and Magic was fifth fol­lowed by Ann Sea and Tau Ceti.

Ice leads the Win­ter Se­ries on three points ahead of Port FM Mais Oui and Jim­mie Black­smith tied on five

The Win­ter Se­ries con­tin­ues this Satur­day with Race 3. oth­ers, a lot of peo­ple said they feel like go­ing out and playing foot­ball and were in­spired af­ter watch­ing it.”

Search KooGa re­lent­less video comp or go to apps.face­book.com/koog­a­re­lent­less/en­tries and find the Moss­man Sharks’ Ju­nior Rugby League, watch the video and vote, the Sharkies need to be in the top five to be el­i­gi­ble to win.

PHOTO BY NEIL WEAVERS

Kooga shirts: Leilani Pitt, David Nellor, Ethan Pitt, Jye Hauser, Lach­lan Buzza, Billy Kadwell, Kaleb Ross, Pay­ton Adams, Len­nox Scho­nen­berger, Beau Paulke and Zac Paulke

Smooth win: Port FM Mais Oui: win­ner of Race 1 and de­fend­ing 2011 Po­sei­don Sail­away Win­ter Se­ries Cham­pion and 2011 Po­sei­don Sail­away Club Cham­pion

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