Girls, break out the boots

IN a bid to start up a women's League Tag competition at Group 2 matches next year, Coffs Harbour will be a hosting an Old Boys v The Girls match next Sunday prior to the club's home match against Port Macquarie.

The match and possible competition is the brainchild of Comets secretary Sandra Ellicott and club stalwart Brenden Pellegrino who are looking for ways for girls to not only get involved in league but to make a Sunday afternoon at the footy a more family-orientated affair.

“Hopefully we can get a heap of girls out here next week to see a no contact game,” Pellegrino said.

“Even though the blokes are playing there's no tackling. League Tag is a slight variation of Oztag.

“We're trying to encourage as many girls as we can to come out to the game next week and have a go or have a look.

“However many come, we'll find a way to accommodate them.”

The club is letting all of the girls who are interested in the League Tag concept through the gates for nothing next week to ensure

that the ladies have a free look.

One of the Old Boys who will be taking to the field against the girls is Ray Ferrett.

Ferrett admits that he's worried the girls may run rings around a few of the blokes, who haven't trained much in recent years.

“I've sent text messages out to about 100 blokes because I think we might need a few on the bench,” Ferrett said.

Any old boys or ladies who might be interested in playing next Sunday and possibly running some rings around the old boys should contact Sandra Ellicott on 0400 429 429 or Brenden Pellegrino on 0401 420 044.

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