Plans for our ju­nior rugby league teams

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: KEAGAN EL­DER

GAME ON: Un­der 6s, 8s and 10s league teams for each of the Cen­tral Bur­nett towns may soon be a pos­si­bil­ity.

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