Trials heat up for Pickers

Last weekend the Cherrypickers Rugby League Football Club travelled to Cowra where they won a trial game against the Magpies.

The Cherryettes League Tag team also travelled to Cowra.

The Cherrypickers have already taken part in the West Wyalong Knockout football carnival as a part of their preseason and are now focused on the trial matches planned before the start of their 2017 season.

With a squad of 25 making the trip, reserve grade and first grade took on the Cowra Magpies Rugby League Football Club winning against the Group 10 team.

The Cherrypickers Club President and the Senior Coach all agreed that the teams played really well and did the club proud.

“It was great to see that stuff we’ve been working on since November has come together,” Coach and Captain of the Cherrypickers James Woolford said. “All the boys went well.”

It was a tough game with the players getting pretty physical to start off with but the Pickers pulled through to win in the end.

“The boys are all coming together as a team,” Robert Bush said.

According to Bush all of the first-grade players went really well. 

The coach and president are both very happy with the way the players are all coming together to play as a team with both teams playing out the whole 80 minutes.

“It was a good hit out,” Bush said.

“We’re also very happy with how the 18’s and the League Tag girls went as well.” 

This Saturday from 11 am in Young the Cherrypickers teams will be taking on the visiting Tuggeranong Bushrangers Rugby League Football Club.

The Cherrypickers will have four grades going head to head with the Australian Capital Territory side with the 18’s, League Tag, reserves and first-grade sides all having a run at home.

“It’s a big day of football,” Bush said.

Woolford said the teams are looking pretty good and as long as the players run on the field with the right attitude and mindset things should be a positive result for the local side.

There were one or two players who copped a couple of knocks in last weekend’s game against Cowra that the Cherrypickers will keep an eye on and assess before the game if they need to be rested or not, but according to Bush they’re not too concerned and as far as he’s said things are all looking good.