LEAGUE TAG: Melinda Thorburn goes in to strip the tag off the opponent at the weekend.
LEAGUE TAG: Melinda Thorburn goes in to strip the tag off the opponent at the weekend. Philippe Coquerand

New league tag comp set to form at the end of the year

LEAGUE TAG: The women's league tag was a huge success at the Gayndah football grounds as competitors vied for a win on Saturday afternoon.

Secretary and strong supporter of league tag Melinda Thorburn said she hopes the sport will be played across the region.

"I'd love to see all towns in the region get behind women's league tag,” Thorburn said.

"We're seeing a lot of the juniors take an interest and that's what we want to keep pushing for.”

The women's league tag is open for anyone over the age of 12 years.

Thorburn said it could be later this year where they'll get a competition running.

"It's good to see the participation numbers increasing, the young girls are taking part.

"We're confident that we can get a competition going later this year.”

Thorburn said league tag will expand with multiple teams created.

"We're wanting to set up an under 16 girls competition,” she said.

"Also we want to run a separate competition for men and women, so it'll be a mixed competition.”

For those interested in getting involved with the women's league tag, contact your local senior rugby league club.

Thorburn said there's a lot of positives to playing league tag.

"It's a great way of keeping fit and healthy and also a great way of making new friends,” she said.

"I'd encourage as many females as possible to try out the sport.

"Watching them evolve and being able to understand the game gives me so much pleasure.”

Phone Melinda Thorburn on 0427951795 to express your interest in playing league tag.


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