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Sport

21 May, 2021

Seahawks set to soar

YARRABAH love their rugby league. The sport is a dominant weekend activity for the small coastal community south of Cairns.

By Peter McCullagh

After a two-year hiatus, Yarrabah Junior Rugby League is once more fielding teams in the local FNQ Rugby League competition.

The club has had a resurgence with over 100 girls and boys from the age of 5 registered for the season.

The club is fielding teams in the Under 6s & Under 7s Leaguetag along with Under 8s through to Under 11s as well as an Under 14s team.

Club President, Gillian Bann, said the support from the families and community has been overwhelming.

“We have many volunteers putting their hand up to coach and assist with the teams.

“It has been a hive of activity ensuring all the staff are accredited and ready to support the teams.

“Jilara Oval is a buzz of activity every training day and we are still having players coming along to join.” she said.

“The junior club is very appreciative of all the support we have received.”

Gillian also noted that the partnership with the Senior club is extremely helpful with the “A Graders” Senior players attending Friday night games at Jones Park to support the Under 14’s team, along with financial support from local organisations which has assisted with purchasing new training and playing uniforms.

The commitment of the YASC in obtaining funds to develop and maintain the Jilara Oval facility provides opportunities for the junior and senior clubs to train and play.

 The Yarrabah juniors travel to Tully this weekend and will host their first home game day for the season on June 19.

If you wish to find out more about getting involved with the Yarrabah Seahawks, visit their Facebook page. You will find the information you need there.


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