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Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League are looking for girls aged between 13 and 16.5 to play League Tag.

‘The shortened competition will see Group 18 clubs play against each other, and introduce girls to the game of league tag, and potentially tackle rugby league into the future,’ the Giants Kylie Grainey said.

‘Our area already has a large contingent of girls playing touch football and Oz Tag, so the transition into a League Tag competition would be an easy transition,’ she said.

Current Junior League rules allow girls to play rugby league with the boys up until U/12s.

‘Until now there have been no local competitions to enable girls to continue to play league in this area once they reach 13.

‘Our Club has recently lost a few girls who, due to age and potential pathways, are now travelling to the Gold Coast to keep playing after they turn 12.

‘It’s intended the introduction of League Tag will lead to a girls tackle competition in our area for the older age groups. Women’s Rugby League has gone from strength to strength over the last few years.

‘Our endgame is to be able to keep girls in our club playing a sport they love,’ she said.

The introductory competition will be held on Friday nights, over eight weeks.

Girls can register their interest by completing the form at www.mullumbimbygiantsjrl.com.au. Contact Kylie on 0403 647 291.

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