THE Lady Hawks Footy Team are about to kick off their second season with 20 eager players and new sponsors on board.
The ladies have had two trial games, coming up trumps again Raymond Terrace last weekend with a 20 to 10 scoreline in their favour.
They also travelled to the Central Coast to play a trial game in the wind and rain against an experienced Woy Woy side.
“The final score didn’t go the ladies’ way, finishing up 26 to 10,” Coach Ngaire White told News Of The Area.
“The try scorers were Megan Markham and Melissa Pitfield, who also converted her try.”
‘’The ladies were definitely in the game, with the majority playing out the full 60 minutes.’’
‘’The coaching staff are excited for the season ahead with nearly no dropped balls in the wet conditions and the completion of sets.’’
‘’New recruits, Jess, Makayla, Marley and Megan all showed some great skills and slotted in nicely on the field with the support from Amy, Sarah, Christine, Leilani, Taylah, Lee and Mel,” Ngaire said.
“The lack of a bench was the only downfall.”
The Lady Hawks have spent a busy off-season generating new sponsors and plenty of support from the local business community.
“Tea Gardens Engineering has come on board this season as the major sponsor and the Benchmark has given its support as a sleeve sponsor.”
‘’Continuing jersey sponsorship are Myall Fitness, Tile Rescue, Hairdinkum, Silk Hairdressing, Jaynes Hair and Beauty, Brighter Beginnings Childcare, Marlin Marine Tackle, Ray White Tea Gardens, Red Roo Roofing, the Country Club, Golf and Masonic Clubs.’’
“New jersey sponsors are BOHO Beauty and Tanning, Wild Child Racing, TMP Tyres, Hard Cut, BELS Building Structures, Tea Gardens Real Estate, Rogers Computers, Tea Gardens Co-Op, Hawks Nest Newsagency, Work n Play and Conquest Carpet Cleaning.’’
Away from the field, the Tea Gardens Engineering Lady Hawks will be cooking up a storm on the barbecue at the Myall Quays Markets over the Easter long weekend and plans are in the works for a pink ribbon fundraiser game and dinner.
By Margie TIERNEY