Ju­niors in the spot­light

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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