Australian rep Delissa Kimmince (right) with Alex Blackwell.
Australian rep Delissa Kimmince (right) with Alex Blackwell. Queensland Cricket

Women kick goals but are officials keeping up ?

SPORTS VIEW with Gerard Walsh

ONE week, it is an NRLW grand final in rugby league, the next weekend it is Delissa Kimmince making two Australian cricket teams.

We also have a past Scots PGC student Demi Hayes in the Australian sevens rugby team and three or four women from the area playing football in the top competition in Southeast Queensland.

I think the growth in women's sport is getting ahead of the officials. As I stated last week, the NRLW grand final should have been the main curtain-raiser to the men. The reality is officials have to move as quick as the growth in women's sport.

It is great the NRLW is initially part of a men's program but it won't be long to all women's sports are standing on their own two feet.

Go Tanner

GREAT to see Darling Downs discus bronze medallist Tanner Henley spending a lot of time on the Allora golf course.

He is the grandson of Mark Henley who headed the community group which put hundreds of hours into starting golf in the town.

The nine-hole course, along the New England Highway, is well used and even makes the town more attractive. A golf course is a better look than long grass near the road fence.

Tanner's idol is Commonwealth Games silver medallist Matthew Denny and both are throwing medallists at Darling Downs school level. Now Tanner is off the Cairns for the state championships.

As well as athletics and golf, Tanner plays hockey and touch at Scots PGC College. He also enjoys a spot of fishing so is an all-rounder in every sense of the word.



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