Women’s tackle comp debuts

Women’s rugby league kicked off in Coffs Harbour with their own Friday night football, with the debut of the inaugural Group 2 Ladies 9’s Tackle competition.

The 9’s tackle competition kicked off on Friday night at Geoff King Motors Oval, after the opening two rounds were cancelled due to the recent bushfires.

Group 2 teams fielded players for the opening round with the women offered the traditional tackle format compared to the Women’s League Tag competition played in the home and away season.

Coffs Comets player Trinity Uerata was one of the region’s women who took part in Friday night’s tackle competition.

The 17-year-old has played Women’s League Tag in recent seasons for the Sawtell Panthers, and couldn’t’ wait to hit the field to make some big hitups and tackles.

“I think it’s a really good opportunity to try something new,” she said.

“I think it’s good having a change rather than just playing Women’s League Tag.”

The young player said the 9’s competition was a big moment for rugby league in the region.

“It’s a milestone and the boys have had it (tackle) for so long, so it’s great women can play it too,” she said.

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