Juniors in the spotlight
IT was a huge weekend for the Mossman Sharks juniors.
The Under 10 Sharks players and families travelled down to Townsville last Friday to compete in the Gorden Tallis Cup over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Under 6s had the thrill of a lifetime, running on field and playing a mini halftime match at the Cowboys vs Rabbitohs game at Barlow Park.
Ten lucky Under 6s made up the team and were lucky enough to meet their heroes at the end of the game.
For the Tallis Cup, the format for the weekend saw 64 teams from all over Queensland entered into an eight-pool competition and four games to be played by each team on Saturday and three more games to be played on Sunday.
The Mossman Sharkies came up against some very strong opposition from the outset, and they had to find more inner strength and better teamwork to match it with the like-minded teams if they were to get to the finals in their pool draw.
On Sunday in their last game against a very determined Palm Island team the Under 10s finally hit their groove and played like a team of champions as they were spurred on by some very vocal but encouraging supporters on the sidelines.
Their try line defence was brilliant late in the game, repelling every attempt from the opposition to cross their try line.
All the team represented the Mossman Sharks Club with determination, pride, enthusiasm and most of all worked tirelessly as a unit to win.
A special mention to the two players from the Ipswich Swifts who played with the team, their families have a connection to Mossman as they previously lived here.
The team’s strong efforts paid off which then saw them all sing the club song and celebrated further by tackling their Coach Matt to the ground and proceeded to give him a nice icy cold shower with a large barrel of water.
The Mossman Sharks club extends a big thankyou on behalf of the players to the coaching staff, families, all club members who had anything to do with the fund raising and the smooth logistics of organising a large group. A special mention to the very generous local businesses for their donation of prizes for the raffle.
Under 10 Mossman Sharks in Townsville for the Gorden Tallis Cup
Mossman Sharks Under 6s starred at halftime at the big match in Cairns