Alkimos Tigers roar into rugby league

Alkimos Tigers half back Daniel Hansell Byrnes. Pictures: Kate Coorey
Alkimos Tigers half back Daniel Hansell Byrnes. Pictures: Kate Coorey

A SENIOR team from the Alkimos Tigers Rugby League Club is proving it’s a fierce contender in the sport, making the finals in its first season.

“This year we fielded our first senior men’s team into the NRLWA Val Murphy Trophy competition,” president Shane Coorey said.

“Our men finished second on the ladder in the regular season and last weekend took on the minor premiers, Rockingham Sharks, in the major semi-final at North Beach and defeated them 20-10 to be the first team into the grand final.

“The grand final will be held at Dorrien Gardens in West Perth on Saturday, September 14 and will play the winner of the South Perth Lions and Rockingham Sharks.

Alkimos Tigers Scott Warhurst and Hudson Jones.

“It is an outstanding effort by the boys and coach Jacob Wentholt in our first season fielding a senior men’s team.

“The team consists of a large number of parents of our junior kids including many players who work FIFO.

“The team has given a lot of local players, from Clarkson to Two Rocks the opportunity to play rugby league at the same club where their children play.

As the club continues to grow it is bringing success with three of our five junior competition teams making the semi-final this season.”

The club based at Heath Park in Eglinton started with juniors aged from under-6s to under-12s in 2017.

“In our third season this year we currently field teams from under-6s to under-14s, including two girls teams with a total of about 270 juniors,” Coorey said.

Alkimos Tigers second rower Lance Jakeman offloads.