Moss Vale Dragons to make debut in ladies league-tag competition
Jodh Bartlett - Southern Highland News
LADIES league-tag is coming to the Southern Highlands.
The Moss Vale Dragons will field a team in the newly formed Group 6 ladies league-tag competition.
League-tag is a modified version of rugby league.
Players remove a tag from the hips of an opponent to affect a "tackle".
After years of planning, the Group 6 ladies league-tag comp will be launched in 2016.
Six Group 6 clubs have signed up to compete, with the Dragons being the only Highlands-based side.
The Moss Vale ladies will be joined by The Oaks, Thirlmere, Warragamba, Camden and City Kangaroos.
Dragons coach Mel Payne said her club was ready for the new competition".
"We have got 16 or 17 players ready to go," she said.
Payne said there had been plenty of interest in ladies league-tag at Moss Vale.
"They [Group 6] tried to get a comp off the ground last year and it didn't work, so I think a few people are waiting to see what happens," she said.
Payne said the average age of Moss Vale's players was 19 years.
"The girls are gelling well together and are working hard on their fitness," she said.
The Dragons will have their first outing this Saturday in the Group 6 pre-season tournament.
The event has been divided into two pools - southern and northern pools.
Moss Vale will be up against The Oaks and Thirlmere at Dudley Chesham Oval, The Oaks.
Warragamba, Camden and City Kangaroos will meet in the northern pool preliminary round at Narellan..
The winners of each pool will meet in a grand final on Sunday at Appin Park.
Payne said she didn't know what to expect in the pre-season event.
"We are unsure what it might brings, but a lot of these girls have played together in touch football and oz-tag in the area," she said.
For more information, search for Moss Vale Women's League Tag on Facebook.