BRODII Ingram plays touch and oz tag.
A representative touch player she’s also just returned from a tour to New Zealand with an Australian OzTag side for the Trans Tasman Series.
She was just one of six Tamworth Oz Tag players to tour, Steve Corbett and Jeremy Baldwin also played for the Australian Men’s Over 35s, Geoff Sharpe and Darren Avery played in the Aussie Men’s Over 40s and Richard Rowlings in the Over 45 men’s.
Warialda’s Mitch Porter also played in the Open men’s side.
Porter scored a hat trick of tries in a 16-3 test win as his side won all five tests and the two Super Tag Tets.
Brodii Ingram, a Year 10 student at McCarthy Catholic College in Tamworth, played five Tests, winning all five (11-1, 6-4, 19-2, 11-3 and 14-2) and smashed the Kiwis in the two Super Tag Tests, 35-nil and 16-4.
A “middle” player Brodii was delighted with her Australian under 17 team’s efforts.
She also played so well she was also selected in an Australian All Star side featuring girls from the 17s, 19s and open women’s teams.
“We lost that game though,” Brodii said.
The weather for her games was “fair” she said.
Steve Corbett and Jeremy Baldwin laughed about some of the atrocious conditions they played in.
They also played five Tests and two Super Tag Tests and won all seven.
Super Tag, they said is played on a full football field, 10 a-side with long kicks allowed.
“The first Test we blitzed them and won 13-nil,” Corbett said.
“After that they toughened up and got a lot better.”
The conditions were atrocious, added Jeremy Baldwin.
“We played in rain that was straight in your face at times,” Baldwin laughed. We were chasing stuff everywhere.”
The Super Tag, Corbett said, was more promotional stuff.
“They’ve played a lot more of it over there.
“Most of our players had never played it before.”
Geoff Sharpe and Darren Avery won three Tests, lost one and drew one while winning both Super Tag Tests.
Richard Rowlings was part of a side which won all five Tests, 5-3, 8-3, 10-5, 6-4 and 6-2. The first Super Tag Test went the Aussie way 10-nil before they mixed up the second Super Tag test. Tamworth Oz tag’s Pam Potts reckoned the results for the Tamworth contingent were “awesome”.