The Raiders are in the house

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

FOR the Port Dou­glas Reef Raiders, the 2013 sea­son seems to have blended straight into the fresh sea­son.

The ded­i­cated club­men and women have worked right through to get the new club­house ready for the new sea­son.

The ju­nior Raiders did the club proud in the off sea­son with the un­der tens team that formed a cou­ple of weeks into the sea­son run­ning un­de­feated, a fan­tas­tic effort for a group of play­ers brought to­gether a the last minute, along with the other two sides per­form­ing ex­cep­tion­ally well over their sea­son.

Raider Shane Branch said it had been a suc­cess­ful and busy off sea­son for the club.

‘‘It was all hands on deck from the car­a­van on the hill, as stage one of our club rooms was born, on the side of our ‘‘Field of Dreams’’ driven by club pres­i­dent Adam Calcraft and a team of club mem­bers, gen­er­ous spon­sors and many keen vol­un­teers and ex­perts we have, stage one near com­plete and near an oper­a­tional sta­tus.’’

Train­ing has now com­menced at the club ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day.

The an­nual Port Dou­glas 7s com­pe­ti­tion will take place on March 1 and the grand open­ing of the club­house will be March 15.

Hard work, but the re­sults show

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