STEPPING STONE: A new women's Oztag competition is starting in Ballina with the hope some go on to play League Tag in the NRRRL with the Seagulls.
STEPPING STONE: A new women's Oztag competition is starting in Ballina with the hope some go on to play League Tag in the NRRRL with the Seagulls. Contributed

Seagulls hoping Oztag can boost numbers

A NEW Oztag competition is starting next month in the hope it can bring more women into the Ballina Seagulls rugby league club.

It will be a social competition for women on Friday nights aimed at newcomers, with the expectation some will go on to play League Tag with the Ballina Seagulls.

League Tag started this season in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League and has similar rules to Oztag with no contact.

It will be back next year with all 11 clubs in the NRRRL this time expected to field a side.

The new Oztag comp- etition is aimed at mums and daughters and it is hoped it will become a regular on Friday nights in the 6pm timeslot.

"Maybe mums can play with daughters as we want it to be a nice social event and introduce new girls and ladies to the sport,” event orgainser Max Beecher said.

"We're also trying to attract new people to the Seagulls club and hopefully if they like it we can introduce a bigger competition next year.”

The Oztag competition will be run over six weeks from November 3 and it will cost each team $350.

Teams are being encouraged to recruit at least 10 players to make it a cheap option for summer sport.

Ballina Oztag is also looking for at least one more mixed team to play in its Monday night competition.

Anyone interested can contact Max Beecher on 0427-288473 or Phil Melville Oztag on 0434-631340.



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