Plans for our junior rugby league teams
THIS year, Central Burnett Rugby League is hoping to introduce junior league teams for each of the major towns.
While the Brumbies act as the junior representative team for the whole Central Burnett, there currently aren’t separate teams competing the way there are for the senior teams.
Former league president Ian Sanderson said the hope was to rejuvenate interest in league games.
“We’re trying to start up some sixes, eights and tens and we’d like to get an idea how many kids are interested in playing,” Mr Sanderson said.
“At this stage, every town only has one rugby league team, which is the senior team.
These teams wouldn’t be restricted to just boys; if it gets off the ground, the plan is for boys and girls to be able to play together.”
Mr Sanderson said there had been some demand to get women involved in playing the league teams.
“There are quite a few ladies; I know both Gayndah and Mundubbera have indicated they might be getting a ladies side,” Mr Sanderson said.
Mr Sanderson said people who were interested in the idea should get in touch with their local leagues club.
Former Monto club member Damien Zeith has been working on the junior team arrangements in Monto.
Mr Zeith said there had been some interest, but arrangements would need to be made with Queensland Rugby League to get it off the ground.
GAME ON: Under 6s, 8s and 10s league teams for each of the Central Burnett towns may soon be a possibility.