Teams remain united
THREE of Gladstone United's teams were outclassed and came away with just two wins collectively at the Indigenous Reconciliation Carnival over the weekend in Rockhampton.
Gladstone 2 women's side managed an 18-0 win against Woorabinda and player Madison Spackman, 16, said it was a great experience.
The two Gladstone women's teams were orchestrated by Jillaroo and local star Kody House.
"Kody just needed players and I said yes," Madison said.
While House played in Gladstone's first team, Madison said it was great to have House as a mentor.
"When we came off the field, Kody was like the coach," she said.
The young hooker said Gladstone improved as the series went on.
"Our second game is when we started to gel and the third game we got the win," Madison said.
She described the Rocky experience as a learning curve and the opposition as difficult.
"The girls are a lot bigger and the competition was much harder," Madison said.
She added that she would take any opportunity to play rugby league.
"If there is a senior competition then I will play in that or otherwise play in the Under-16 junior competition," Madison said.
House's Gladstone 1 side had a narrow loss to Bowen Buccaneers in its first game.
Gladstone 1 recovered to easily win game number two against Cherbourg Sista Girls.
Highlanders then handed Gladstone its second loss in the final match.
The men were competitive but faced a powerful Bunji United side in its first encounter, losing 16-6.
Yarrabah Guyala then outlasted Gladstone by two points before Ipswich ensured a winless campaign for Gladstone with a 12-6 win.