Biloela Women's Rugby Union To Kick 2019 Off
RUGBY UNION: The pre-season hard work has just begun and the Biloela Women's Rugby Union team is looking for more players to join the popular growing sport.
The team, known as the Cockatiels, has had a couple of solid hit-out training sessions and are keen to build up from last year's 7s format to Rugby 10s.
Women's Cockatiels captain Katie Muller said the numbers for pre-season training were looking good so far but there was room for more interested players.
"We have juniors coming through to seniors and its looking good with training,” Muller said.
"I would encourage anyone to come down and train and there is no pressure to play.”
Last year's format was a three team competition with the women's Cockatiels having a couple of wins against Capricorn Coast RUC but losing to a stronger Rockhampton Brothers.
"This year organisers are looking at 10s format and we will need more ladies to join us to play if they want and it doesn't matter if they are beginners,” Muller said.
Teams are made up of 10 players, typically five forwards and five backs.
Matches are sometimes shorter, usually played as two 10-minute halves.
The team train Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 6.30pm at the Biloela Rugby Union fields.
Club president Tim Hollingworth said it was already looking positive for the women's rugby union team for this season.
"So far there is interest in a 10s competition for the women's and that will have Rockhampton and possibly a Gladstone side as well,” Hollingworth said.
"We have just started pre-season training and looking for men and women seniors to come and join us.
"It has been a good start and we have to remember that there are summer sports on at the moment and we will have to wait for them to finish.”
The men's rugby union competition will kick off on March 30 and a draw is currently being worked on.
The rugby union club recently hosted a meet and greet function as an opportunity to introduce players, sponsors and committee members for the season.
"It was a good night for everyone and we were able to give out some sponsor packs as well,” Hollingworth said.
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