LINING IT UP: Miranda Andrews (throwing the ball) from Pacific Palms during last week’s primary school league tag gala day in Taree. GROUP Three Junior Rugby League will play girl’s league tag in north/south divisions next year.
“That’s a definite,” NRL development officer Kylie Hilder, who is assisting with establishing the competition said.
Hilder is also the co-coach of the Forster Tuncurry Hawks Ladies League Tag side.
This will mean Forster-Tuncurry, Wingham, Taree Panthers, Taree RSL Red Rovers and Old Bar Pirates will be in the same group to cut down the travel with northern clubs involved in a separate competition.
At this stage, it is planned to play two age divisions – under 12s and 14s – but the final decision will be based on registrations.
“We might just go with 14s for next year and look to expand in 2016,’” Kylie said.
She added there is also some thought to playing matches on Friday afternoons with all matches at the one venue.
“We could play one week at Wingham, then Taree, Old Bar and Forster,” Kylie said.
She understands that league tag will be in opposition to established winter sports including netball and hockey.
“It’s going to be baby steps for us next year,” Kylie admits.
“So we’ll have to be a bit flexible.”
Kylie was enthused by the response to a primary school league tag gala held in Taree last week. Seven schools were involved with 15 teams playing.
“It was hot but the girls really enjoyed it and as the day went on they started getting a better understanding of the rules and the matches improved,” she said.
Kylie will hold come and try days in conjunction with the junior league clubs early next year, where registrations will also be taken. No dates have been determined yet for the come and try days.
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