The Noosa Pirates are back in action with their first up trial games in Cooroy.
The Noosa Pirates are back in action with their first up trial games in Cooroy. Contributed

Trials start for Pirates league sides

THIS Saturday sees the Noosa Pirates Rugby League Club back in action, with a number of trials being played.

Due to some issues with the surface of Pirate Park, Noosa will be staging these games at their ancestral home in Cooroy.

Proceedings get under way at 11am when the newly formed Noosa Pirettes take on the women's team from Mudgeeraba.

In its inaugural season this year, the lady Pirates have been showing promising moves under the watchful eye of coach Aaron Simpson and are sure to give a great display.

Next sees the Pomona Cutters taking on a team from North Lakes.

A big thanks to both teams for being part of what is sure to be a great day of rugby league.

From 1.30pm, the Noosa Pirates play host to the Pittsworth Danes Rugby League Club in three games.

The under-18s are first to take on the Big Dogs and with impressive numbers at training, coach Michael Duff will be keen to see what his boys can display.

At 3pm, the Noosa Pirates reserve team with new coach Nathan Roon at the helm take on their counterparts from Pittsworth.

Not much is known of the Pittsworth team, yet I am sure they will give a great showing.

At 4.30pm, the annual Sam Richter Memorial Game will be played between two teams yet to be determined.

Details will be posted on the Noosa Pirates Facebook page when they become available.

At 6pm is the main game action as the Coast defending champions take to the field in what promises to be an exciting encounter.

The Pirates will be hoping to get their defence of the premiership off to a bright start in this trial.

With many players having their first hit out for the season, returning coach Ron Greentree will be on hand to determine how this season is shaping up.

It promises to be a great day of football, so we are encouraging as many people as possible to take the trip up the Hill to Cooroy and experience a terrific spectacle.

All facilities will be available with plenty of food and drink on hand.

Don't forget to bring a blanket and an umbrella just in case. There is some seating available so bring a chair if you choose to do so.

The address is 57 Mary River, Cooroy.

Dave Arnold