The South Burnett girls under-14 side are competing in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.
The South Burnett girls under-14 side are competing in the Toowoomba Rugby League competition. Claudia Williams

South Burnett league team tackling new challenge

GIRLS from Cherbourg to Blackbutt have joined forces this season to show their competitors the great rugby league talent the South Burnett producers.

With multiple wins to their name so far, the South Burnett girls under-14 side are making their mark on the Toowoomba Rugby League competition.

It is the first time the girls have played on the Darling Downs, after moving across from the Sunshine Coast competition.

Assistant coach Shaylee Hosken said coming up against the teams in the Toowoomba competition provided healthy competition for the girls, and wins proved to be a confidence boost.

"It is a different competition for the girls compared to last year and they are going really well in it,” Hosken said.

For Hosken, the most rewarding part of working with the girls alongside coach Nathan Dean is seeing them making progress as a team.

"From the start they have all improved really well with their tackling and their ball skills,” she said.

The U14s were forced to combine with Beachmere last season, but an all South Burnett side this year makes it easier to improve aspects of their game such as line speed.

"It is all good at the start but towards the end because of fatigue it slows down because of fitness,” Hosken said.

The team will play their second home game of the season in Kingaroy on Friday, June 21.

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