All girls league scores a try

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE first girls- only rugby league train­ing pro­gram has kicked off and or­gan­is­ers are call­ing for more fe­males aged be­tween 12 and 16 to come and try in a friendly and fun at­mos­phere.

Around 15 girls have al­ready learnt ba­sic tech­niques in­clud­ing how to tackle and par­tic­i­pant Aa­leyah Sheldrick-Port said more girls should get in­volved be­cause it’s “good fun”.

“I did it to tackle peo­ple, it’s fun and I’ve learnt tack­ling and pass­ing,” she said.

Uki Burchill has also en­joyed the start of the train­ing pro­gram and tack­ling her coach.

“I did it to re­lease stress and to lose weight, I’ m learn­ing good ba­sic skills in football and it’s fun,” she said.

Coach Adam Macdon­ald said the girls are all show­ing in­ter­est­ing and pick­ing up the tech­niques quickly, mak­ing for en­joy­able ses­sions.

“We’re learn­ing ba­sic catch­ing and pass­ing skills, cor­rect ways to pass, de­fen­sive tech­niques and have been do­ing a few dif­fer­ent sorts of tack­ling skills,” he said.

“We’re do­ing ba­sic at­tack­ing drills as well, ling run­ning and gap and just the ba­sic skills and fun­da­men­tals and tiny bit of fit­ness and a few fun games.”

Macdon­ald said they are still look­ing for more girls to at­tend and with more num­bers they can get a lot more va­ri­ety out of train­ing.

“Don’t be fright­ened, we’re not NRL, it’s a so­cial and fun thing to do for a few weeks and we try to keep things as re­laxed and fun as pos­si­ble,” he said.

“It’s on Mon­day and Wed­nes­days from 4pm, just show up at the Moss­man show­grounds, it’s good fun the girls are re­ally good value, there’s plenty of laughs.”

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