11 April, 2022
League season just around the corner
The Christie and Hood Castlereagh rugby league season is officially underway, after Gulgong hosted the youth league and league tag knockout last Saturday.
After months of hard work on the training paddock,
the Pink Panthers headed for Gulgong once
again under the guidance of Joe Wood and Kylie
The Pinkies came up against their old foes,
the Dunedoo Swanettes in their first-round clash.
For the first time in a long time the Pinkies came
away with a determined victory.
Their second round
clash was against a vastly improved
Gulgong girls side and although the scores were
locked at 4-4 when the hooter sounded, the
Pinkies were awarded the match after being the
first try scorers.
A confident Pinkies side then came up against
the Baradine Lady Magpies in the final, but the
girls from Baradine prevailed and took out a hardfought
match to claim the honours for the day.
Coaches Louie and Wood left Gulgong with
confidence in the season ahead after the Pinkies
put in a great team effort on the day and they now
have a short break before their road trip to Cobar
for the opening round of the competition on April
Meanwhile, Panther fans will get their chance to
see the 2022 Panthers in action when Gilgandra
hosts the Castlereagh League knockout at
This is the first time that Gilgandra
have been able to stage a knockout and coach
Jamie Towney is looking forward to seeing his
charges on the paddock after months of preparation.
The Panthers have had good numbers at training
with lots of old and new faces putting in the
hard work over the summer months.
The Panthers will kick off proceedings when they come up against Baradine. The knockout will be the last chance for players to impress the coach before their blockbuster season opener when they travel to Cobar for the opening round of the 2022 premiership.