Souths mak­ing ev­ery post a win­ner in come­back

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - RO­HAN O’NEIL

SOUTHS Rugby League club’s jour­ney back to the top grade in Townsville has re­ceived a boost with some brand new goal­posts at their Vic­to­ria Park home.

The club last played at Vic­to­ria Park in 2001 and the goal­posts were taken down af­ter they folded but the coun­cil granted the club the grounds last year and they are now des­per­ately try­ing to get things up and run­ning with what lit­tle re­sources they have.

Souths ju­nior af­fil­i­ate, United Sub­urbs, are hop­ing to play com­pet­i­tive fix­tures on the field later this year.

United Sub­urbs pres­i­dent Tracey Ford hopes to see Souths re­turn to their former glory.

“We have a bit more work to do with some top­soil to be put down and the lines are be­ing marked very soon,” she said. “Af­ter that we hope to be ready to have our first of­fi­cial ju­nior rugby league games on the grounds in Au­gust.”

Souths are hop­ing to re­join the Townsville and District Rugby League com­ple­tion next year, with Vic­to­ria Park as their home base.


DIV­ING BACK IN: United sub­urbs un­der 15 rugby league play­ers Liam Pren­tice, 14, and Ryan Kin­sey, 15, get a feel for the turf be­hind the new goal­posts at Vic­to­ria Park.

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