Gunnedah talent was part of a strong showing from the Northern NSW Bears at the recent Australian Senior Oztag Championships at Coffs Harbour.
In what was the Bears’ final campaign as they look to join forces with Newcastle, Maitland, Nelson’s Bay and Lake Macquarie from next year, four of the five sides made it through to either the quarter or semi-finals.
Jacqui Jones and Jess Baker were part of the senior mixed team, which fell just short of the final after being beaten in extra-time.
“They were really unlucky,” senior oztag development officer Pam Potts said.
“It was such a close game, it was anyone’s to go through to the final.”
Kate Perrett and Nichole Carlyon meanwhile took to the field for the masters women, who after placing fourth after the pool games bowed out in the semi-finals at the hands of Central Coast.
“Unfortunately Liz Thomas was knocked out in the game before and couldn’t play,” Potts said.
“She one of our ex-Aussie players. It was unfortunate to lose her but the girls did a really great job.”
Perrett said it was a great weekend.
“Our defence was very strong, just other sides were just a bit more sharper in an attacking opportunity.
“But I think each game that we played we got stronger and stronger,” she said.
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