Rugby league: Rockingham Coastal Sharks to host Harmony Nines tournament

Rugby league: Rockingham Coastal Sharks to host Harmony Nines tournament

THE Rockingham Sharks have been selected to host the NRL WA prestigious Harmony Nines tournament at Lark Hill later this month after original hosts Fremantle withdrew.

The Harmony Nines will see 36 teams compete in a nine-a-side full-tackle competition from February 24 to 26.

The event will feature teams representing Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Indigenous WA, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau, Niue and a Colonials team.

“It’s a great honour for the club and shows how far we have come as a leading sports venue in the southern metro area,” club chairman Dale Christy said.

“We will have teams from all over the world taking part in a multicultural event and I would love to see as many people as possible come out and watch the football and support the event.”

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The NRL and state leagues run harmony and multicultural tournaments across Australia, providing opportunities for players from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to represent their community, culture or nation of origin.