Big score for Jnr Sharkies
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.”