2017 Review: Belconnen United Sharks

Making the finals in Ladies League Tag was the highlight for the Belconnen United Sharks but they struggled in the three other grades.

First Grade

Position:  9th
Win/Loss/Draw:  1 – 15 – 0
Points For: 242
Points Against: 730

The Sharks endured a tough season in First Grade as they showed promise but ultimately could only muster a single victory for the year.

To their satisfaction, the Sharks win came against local rivals, the West Belconnen Warriors, as they ran in six tries that day.

The Sharks’ attack and defence were ranked ninth in the competition.

Reserve Grade

Position:  9th
Win/Loss/Draw:  0 – 16 – 0
Points For: 124
Points Against: 878

It was an even harder year for the Sharks in Reserve Grade as they were unable to claim a single win during the season.

Having been on the receiving end of some big defeats, the Sharks improved towards the end of the season as they lost their two final games by respectable margins.

The Sharks’ attack and defence were ranked ninth in the competition.

Ladies League Tag

Position:  4th
Win/Loss/Draw:  10 – 6 – 0
Points For: 290
Points Against: 218

2017 was a lot bright for the Belconnen United Sharks in Ladies League Tag as they once again finished in the finals positions.

Although they were unable to defend their 2016 Premiership, the Sharks performed well in the expanded competition.

The Sharks only lost one match to a team below on the ladder but struggled to claim wins against the top three sides except for a Round 11 win against Yass.

Once reaching the finals, the Sharks lost to Goulburn in their elimination final.

The Sharks boasted the fourth-best attack and defence in the competition.

Under 18’s

Position:  9th
Win/Loss/Draw:  1 -15 – 0
Points For:  200
Points Against: 716

Similarly to the First Grade side, the Under 18’s struggled throughout the season but also managed to claim a memorable win.

Having lost to the Yass Magpies earlier in the season, the Sharks managed to claim a two-point win in their second encounter.

Despite finishing ninth, the Sharks’ attack and defence were ranked eighth in the competition.