Panthers women's side schedules first training session
THE BILOELA Panthers' efforts to launch a women's rugby league team have begun in earnest, with the first meeting and training session scheduled for 7pm tomorrow night (Friday June 17).
Panthers president Pat Barron said anyone interested in joining the team just needed to turn up to the Panthers' field on Rainbow St with a pair of shoes to run in.
"We're going to try to organise two trial games this year and then next year we'll go full on (in the Rockhampton competition) said Mr Barron.
The first trial game is tentatively scheduled for July 19.
Halfback Taneal Headrick, who previously played for the Chinchilla Bulldogs and South West Mustangs, said she was looking forward to having a team to play for again.
"We're looking at around eight or nine girls so far that are pretty well definite," she said.
"I just like the toughness of (rugby league)... it's stress relief.
"It's a good way to get fit, you make a whole new family and you've always got that support."
Players must have turned 17 before July 1 to be eligible to join the team.