Rockets and Barbarians give rugby a try

Whitley Bay Barbarians and Cramlington Rockets u12 girls teams played their inaugural game at this age group in the north east.
Whitley Bay Barbarians and Cramlington Rockets u12 girls teams played their inaugural game at this age group in the north east.
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CRAMLINGTON Rockets and Whitley Bay Barbarians under-12 girls’ rugby league teams played their inaugural game at this age group.

The match at Whitley Bay High School was played in a fantastic spirit.

The game was in four quarters so that both coaches had the chance to advise and support the players.

Whitley Bay started in great form by scoring early tries, but once Cramlington found their feet they began to claw their way back into the game.

Gateshead Thunder community rugby league coach Lee Carbutt said: “I was on hand to help out and I thought the day was a great success.

“Speaking to players, parents, club coaches and officials, everyone came away with a lot of positive comments and a hunger to play more games soon.

“I thought the Whitley Bay girls were fantastic and started the game really well, however, Kelly Morgan, who is the Cramlington coach, did a great job in getting them back into it.”

Anyone interested in becoming involved in girls’ rugby league should contact Jade Mackie, regional development officer, on 07595 520178 or e-mail jade.mackie@rfl.uk.com

Alternatively, anyone interested in arranging an under-12’s game should contact Lee Carbutt on 07824 827439 or e-mail leecarbutt@thunderrugby.com