Big score for Jnr Sharkies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - ANGELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

THE Moss­man Ju­nior Sharks have proven them­selves the most re­lent­less team in Aus­tralia and earned $30,000 worth of sport­ing gear for their troubles.

The ju­nior rugby league team en­tered the KooGa Re­lent­less video com­pe­ti­tion to prove to KooGa why they are the most re­lent­less teams and im­pressed the judges, Mel­bourne Storm coach Craig Bel­lamy and Rich­mond Tigers coach Damian Hard­wick.

“The video showed a lot of team­work with peo­ple lend­ing a hand all the way from play­ers to the par­ents, it show’s some great Aussie spirit,” Bel­lamy said.

“The Moss­man Sharks are a great story of perserver­ing against the odds,” Hard­wick said.

“There is plenty of Re­lent­less­ness about trav­el­ling long dis­tances ev­ery week and hav­ing a real sense of pride in your community, the video was en­ter­tain­ing to watch and nicely put to­gether.”

The video was a com­bined ef­fort from the Sharkies and their par­ents and be­hind the win­ning idea was mas­ter­mind Elle Brown who still can­not be­lieve they won.

“I couldn’t be­lieve it, I was in shock and then I was just scream­ing, it’s re­ally good and thanks to ev­ery­body who voted,” she said.

“Ours was dif­fer­ent to all the oth­ers - there was an Aus­tralian team in there that has lost only two games in 25 years and we were up against it.

“Ours is all about how the community gets be­hind the club, if it wasn’t for ev­ery­body,

The Ju­nior Sharkies have proven them­selves the most re­lent­less team in Aus­tralia, pic­tured: Un­der 11s, 12s and 13s our lit­tle boys wouldn’t be on the field ev­ery week.”

The Sharkies are still de­cid­ing on what to spend their $30,000 of KooGa gear on and said they will prob­a­bly buy new uni­forms, which will free up the spon­sor­ship money to go to­wards new equip­ment.

The next cou­ple of weeks are go­ing to be huge for the Sharkies Un­der-11s, 12s and 13s who are all get­ting ready for the semi fi­nals but they have shown they have what it takes - and are re­lent­less enough - to have a fight­ing chance at win­ning the sea­son.

“We went up against such big clubs like Manly and Sydney and its good be­cause it shows the lit­tle kids can take on them big fel­las and beat them,” Brown said.

“We’re go­ing to get ex­cit­ing new gear be­cause they make all the stuff for Mel­bourne Storm and all the Aus­tralian teams’ jer­seys and we’ll look re­ally hot out there.”


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