Citrus Cup to kick off the season
RUGBY LEAGUE: With the 2017 North Burnett Rugby League season set to kick off at the end of May, the Gayndah Gladiators completed their last trial game with a welcome victory over the Wondai Wolves.
The Gladiators travelled to Wondai at the weekend and returned with winning form which they hope to carry on into their first game of 2017.
The Gladiators have a bye for the first official week of the season so their first regular season game will be the Citrus Cup, played against Mundubbera.
The match is being played in Gayndah this year to coincide with the Gayndah Orange Festival.
Gladiators senior coach Rob Linskett said his team was looking forward to the start of the season with a big game.
“It’s a great way to play for the Citrus Cup, there are a lot of ex-locals who always come back for the football,” Linskett said.
Each year the Citrus Cup game itself is alternated between Gayndah and Mundubbera.
“The boys have been training really well and are keen to get a start on the season,” Linskett said.
“Also whoever is crowned this year’s Orange Festival Queen will officially kick off the game for us.
“Our mighty Gayndah Gladiators are in pre-season training and looking good for this game and the season ahead.”
The Citrus Cup is scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at the Gayndah Sports Ground with a 6.30pm kick off time.
Entry into the game is $5 at the gate with entry free for children under 18.
Along with the official season kick off for the Gladiators A-grade side, the Gayndah Masters team will be playing a curtainraiser against the Kingaroy Masters team.
A licensed bar will also be available along with the canteen which will offer a range of food and drinks to enjoy.
A multi-draw raffle will also be running alongside the traditional meat tray raffles and the try scoring doubles.
SAFE HANDS: Gladiators are ready to start their season.