All girls league scores a try
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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