League tag semi-final time

Kiana Simon from Forster-Tuncurry under 14s kicks in general play during a league tag clash against Wingham this season. Semi-finals will be played on Friday night.
Kiana Simon from Forster-Tuncurry under 14s kicks in general play during a league tag clash against Wingham this season. Semi-finals will be played on Friday night.

SEMI-finals of the inaugural Group Three girl’s league tag under 16 and 14 competitions start tonight at Old Bar and Lake Cathie.

Competition matches were played in southern and northern sections, with all games on Friday evenings. Forster-Tuncurry, Old Bar, Taree and Wingham contested the southern pool. The pools will merger for the semi-finals.

Emma Connors, who coaches Forster under 14s, said the concept proved to be a great success.

“Playing Friday nights worked,'’ Emma said.

“It allowed the girls to play other sports, like hockey or netball, on Saturdays.’’

Emma explained the competitions will be a pathway to Group Three women’s league tag sides.

“A lot of the girls hadn’t played league tag before this season although a number had played touch,’’ she said.

Matches will continue to be played on Fridays through the semi-finals. Grand finals will be at Wingham on Friday August 31. Meanwhile the semi-finals of the Group Three Junior League competitive grades will be played tomorrow at Tuncurry.