New-look Roosterettes have their first hit-out

The Cobar Roosterettes Ladies League Tag team this year contains some new faces, some old faces and a few returning players. The girls had their first hit-out
together under new coach Kayla Hasson (pictured above at far left) at the Christie & Hood Castlereagh League knockout competition on Saturday in Coonamble. The Roosterettes finished the day with two wins and one loss (which was to the Dunedoo Swanettes who were the overall winners). ▪ Photo contributed

The Cobar Roosterettes and Roosters Youth League teams competed at the Castlereagh League knockout competition on Saturday in Coonamble.

It was the first test for the Roosterettes and the Bantam Roosters under the guidance of their new coaches, Kayla Hasson (League Tag) and Paul Sullivan (Youth League).

The 2023 Roosterettes line-up is made up of some new, some old and a few returning players this year.

They got a tough draw on Saturday and had to play their three games back-to-back, which really tested their match fitness.

The Roosterettes did well finishing the day with two wins and a loss, which was to the overall Jessica Skinner Challenge Cup winners, the Dunedoo Swanettes.

The Swanettes, who have been one of the leading teams in recent years in the Castlereagh league tag competition, served notice that they will once again be right in the mix for premiership honours this year.

They convincingly beat Cobar 26-0 before the Roosterettes re-gathered to defeat Binnaway 12-8 and Cobar also accounted for Baradine 8-4 in the consolation final to finish 3rd for the day.

The young Roosters side also recorded two wins and a loss in their knockout hit out.

They narrowly lost 8-4 to Narromine in their first game and then won their second match after receiving a forfeit from Gilgandra.

They finished the day on a high with a big 26-6 win over Binnaway.

Narromine finished as the knockout winners.

The young Roosters are on the road again this Saturday to kick start the 2023 competition with a game against Gilgandra at Narromine. (The Youth League has a modified draw to  First Grade and Roosterettes however they will get to play a few home games on the same days as the senior teams.)

The Roosterettes will have another run this Sunday at a Gala Day in Gilgandra before they start their season proper the following week when they travel to Coonamble (along with the Roosters First Graders) to take on the Bears.