KEEN TEAM: Central Cougars football players have decided to begin playing softball in the off-season, sticking together and trying out the sport as a team.
KEEN TEAM: Central Cougars football players have decided to begin playing softball in the off-season, sticking together and trying out the sport as a team. Jake Jones

Cougars switch to softball during off-season

THE new Crocs Cougars softball team members do everything together.

In fact, the team has been established only this year, starting out in softball for the off-season of football, a sport the women have played together for five years.

Coming from the Central Football Club, they have taken the chance to play softball to see how it goes.

"We just play soccer, so we were trying to find something to do in the off-season," team member Tammy Bonney said.

"We pretty much do everything together. All the kids play together too."

The Cougars are into sport so much they have tried pretty much everything.

Also in netball, a couple of the team members joked the only thing they were yet to give a go was pole dancing.

Whether the Cougars get involved in that remains to be seen, but for now, they are putting their ever-increasing softball skills to the test in Gladstone's women's competition.

"It is going awesome. The first game was okay and the second game was great," Bonney said.

Of the 10 in the Cougars football team, six have joined in the softball craze.

Learning every Wednesday at training, it has not taken long for the Cougars to find their feet, picking up a win in week two.

"Most of us have never played before," team member Melissa Raffin said.

"We are better than we thought we would be," Tania Howard said.

It is not too late for other interested players to join in a team to play on Saturdays.



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