Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Long Road to Get to the Final

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Long Road to Get to the Final

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Chris Lees

chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au

Today's Rugby league fixtures

Today: Under-14 girl's grand final - Magpies v Wanderers at 4pm. U16 girl's grand final - Sarina v Wanderers at 5.30pm.

Both games at Junior Rugby League grounds.

Men's: Norths Devils v Brothers reserves at 6pm. A-grade at 8pm. Both games at Norths

RUGBY LEAGUE: For Kym Brownsey, a fixture of the Sarina rugby league community, today's Under-16 grand final between Sarina and Wanderers is not about a result.

It's about what it took to get here.

This is the first season of girls' club rugby league in the Mackay region.

After U12s, girls were unable to continue playing in mixed teams, but this has now changed.

And Brownsey, who is the sister of former Test star Dale Shearer, said it was "absolutely brilliant".

"I'm so excited about how well we've done this year in the development of girls in rugby league," she said.

Brownsey believes rugby league is a game anyone can take part in. …

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