Colts see pink as cup semis near

Jesse Shearer makes a break for Coolum and, inset, Dale Shearer and teammates don pink socks for last year’s pink day.
Jesse Shearer makes a break for Coolum and, inset, Dale Shearer and teammates don pink socks for last year’s pink day.

This Saturday is a huge day for the Coolum Colts rugby league club.

The club is hosting the first weekend of the Red Rooster Cup semi-finals and the Delyse Shearer Annual Pink Day, which will see former Origin greats, including Allan Langer, Kerrod Walters, Willie Carne and Dan Stains, play a game of touch football against an all-star Coolum team.

Delyse, wife of State of Origin star Dale Shearer and mother to Colts members Jesse and Jakson, died in February 2008 after a long battle with cancer.

Jesse is a member of the Colts’ Red Rooster Cup team, which will wear pink socks in its semi-final against the Caloundra Sharks.

There will be pink beer, pink ice-cream, cakes and fairy floss and pink balloons for the kids. Anyone wearing a pink shirt will be admitted free.

The football action starts at 1.30pm when the third-placed Pomona-Cooran Cutters battle it out with the Caboolture Snakes, who sit in fourth place.

At 3.15pm, the red-hot Yandina Raiders take on the Beerwah Bulldogs.

For Coolum supporters, the main game will be the Colts vs Sharks game at 4.45pm.

The Colts are the reigning premiers and won the minor premiership this season but they have had two losses in the past month, including one to the Sharks.

The celebrity touch game featuring the Origin greats will start at 6.15pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 7pm.

In other news, Coolum captain-coach Nathan Ratcliffe topped a great year when he was named C grade coach of the year at the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Rugby League awards dinner last Friday night.

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