Jnr Sharks play hearts out
THE Under-6 Sharkies kicked off their season with a great game against the Mareeba Gladiators on Saturday outscoring the opposition eight tries to two.
Marlon Bellero. Zavan Salam, Kyan Alvoen and EJ Bowen were nearly unstoppable in attack, all scoring some fantastic tries which had crowd the cheering.
However it was the boys’ effort in defence which was most pleasing. In humid conditions the whole team worked hard with Caleb Uerata, Wade Hawkins and Ryder Smith getting right amongst it.
Marlon Bellero made several try saving tackles and for his mighty effort on the day earned himself Man of the Match.
After cheering the Under-6s to victory, the Under- 7s Sharkies also enjoyed a great seven tries to three win over the Mareeba Gladiators on Saturday in hot conditions at the Mossman Showgrounds.
Good hard running by the young Sharks was too much for the Mareeba team to handle and leading the way was Azaya Tayley, Bonita Solomon, Fletcher MacDonald and Tyson MacKay giving the team good go forward.
Cooper Smith, Matthias Jackonia and Garence Hinton ran out wide making plenty of ground with their speedy runs and Saxon Vizard was damaging every time he ran the ball.
The Sharkies’ defence was also outstanding forcing the Gladiators to run around the Sharks to score.
Hallie Jenkins scored a hattrick of tries and tackled hard all day and was awarded Man of the Match for her awesome non stop effort.
EJ Bowen who backed up from the Under-6s also had great game.
The Under-8s Sharkies played an awesome game against Mareeba despite losing 36-24.
Wyatt Lourigan won the Coaches Award for being a great team leader and always encouraging players to continue training.
Mareeba’s coach gave the three points to the Sharkies’ David Neller for his tackling technique and workrate of 16 tackles, two points to Jack Hatfield for his excellent eyes on the ball and 12 tackles and one point to Wyatt for his great defence, breakaway runs and 14 tackles.
Matthias Jackonia and Blaze Wilson who stepped up from the Under7s to help the Under-8s and put in great runs and saved many tries.
New players Alikia Moore and Calm Solomon both players played extermly great football great tackling and team work.
Dakota Santarossa, Beau Paulki and Kevin Creek played well and were great also in defence and runs.
Tackle of the day awarded by the Mareeba coach went to ( Bubba) David Neller.
It was great teamwork for the first game of season and excellent sportsmanship despite a few nerves but that will improve. Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm.
For the Under-11s, it was great to see a team effort.
Standout players were Heath Barry, Isiah Dockrill and Packman Jenkins.
The Under-13s travelled to Ivan- hoes for the 2013 trials on Saturday and as always, performed well.
In their first game against Kangaroos Gold, the boys worked well together to bring home a win in the first game of the season.
The Sharks were on fire, especially considering that they had to mesh with players they had never played with before.
In the second game against Edmonton Lightning, heat and fatigue slowed the boys a little, however they still managed to show Lightning that they were a force to be reckoned with.
Wade Duncan showed great enthusiasm and commitment to a position he doesn’t normally play and Ryley Jenkins proved that size is not a deterrent when it comes to taking down the big fellas.
Out on the wing, Anthony Slawson managed to break through a lot of defence while Xavian Pitt showed determination by not letting injury stop him.
Zac Osborne showed great leadership and completed a mountain of work throughout the games, while both Trazane Cobb and Austin Tayley were light on their feet and pulled off some outstanding attacking.
Man of the Match went to Wade Duncan and the Coaches Award went to Ryley Jenkins.
The understrength Under-15s ran on field with 11 players compared to a full strength Mareeba outfit.
Mossman started strongly scoring in the first five minutes and never let the lead slip from that point.
The final score was Mossman 36 to Mareeba 20.
Three tries to Douglas scored him Man of the Match honours although the entire team dug deep, never gave up and showed true character that made every person watching the game extremely proud. Even the opposition coach congratulated the boys on their effort.
The team needs a few more players to help the team out so if your interested come to the Mossman Showgrounds on Tuesday at 5pm and there will be plenty of game time for all.