Junior league tag competition in the works as Group 10 young guns travel to Griffith

REP: Tigers (back) Izaak Golding, Billy Morgan, Harry Wald, Harry Greenhalgh, Jaiden Powyer, (front) Ella Barrett, Elli Wilson and Chanel Knight. Photo: TAMMY GREENHALGH
REP: Tigers (back) Izaak Golding, Billy Morgan, Harry Wald, Harry Greenhalgh, Jaiden Powyer, (front) Ella Barrett, Elli Wilson and Chanel Knight. Photo: TAMMY GREENHALGH

Group 10 president Martin Power believes this weekend’s representative carnival at Griffith will likely lead to his junior league implementing a girls’ league tag premiership in the coming years.

Group 10 will send under 12s and under 14s league tag teams and, for the first time, an under 16s girls’ rep outfit, too, to the annual junior development carnival, kicking off on Saturday.

Up against Group 20 and Group Nine competitions that run junior league tag premierships, Power said the task for his girls will be a tough one.

But he’s confident the experience will help further develop a group of keen players and eventually lead to a full-blown Group 10 junior competition. 

“We’re looking at that, and this gives it a bit of a boost,” Power said.

“The girls are keen to play, but for it to keep developing we’ll have to get a competition going.”

Bloomfield is well represented in the girls’ league tag ranks, with Ellie Wilson (under 12s), Chanel Knight (under 14s) and both Ella Barrett and Jesyca Pearson (under 16s) representing Group 10.

Billy Morgan, Harry Wald, Harry Greenhalgh and Beau Hartley are all in the under 12s development side, while Jaiden Powyer, Izaak Golding and Cody Crouch will run out in the under 13s team.

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