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26 March, 2021

FNQ Rugby League: Tackle ready fun

THIS weekend, there’s no big hits, no thud of body on body just the sound of almost 100 youngsters laughing and having fun as they participate in the first Tackle Ready session at Jones Park.

By Peter McCullagh

This weekend, there’s no big hits, no thud of body on body just the sound of almost 100 youngsters laughing and having fun as they participate in the first Tackle Ready session at Jones Park.

The NRL Tackle Ready program is a key element in the new FNQ Rugby League 2021 season.

NRL Development Officer, Atul Chowdhary described Tackle Ready as a fun and engaging introduction to the tackle game of Rugby League.

“It’s a six session program designed to teach kids how to participate safely within the contact form of our game.

“We have ten teams of under 7’s hitting the field for their first session this Saturday at Jones Park,” he said.

“The program will build their confidence and competence in all tackling situations.

“The Kids will learn not just how to tackle, but also how to be tackled as well as running into a tackle. It’s designed to be fun and take the fear out of the contact aspect of our sport,” he added.

“The program is designed specifically for the age group. We know the contact aspect of our sport can be confronting for some kids and parents, but this program works on safety and fun so the kids can participate fully in the sport they love.”

“In addition, do not think its only boys who want the tackle skills, we offer to mixed as well as girls the Tackle Ready Program.”


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