Raiders ready for Cane­fields to Coal­fields clash

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION

THE Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Raiders will be pack­ing their bags this weekend as they pre­pare for the Cane­fields to Coal­fields tour­na­ment in Mo­ran­bah.

The round robin event will see 12 teams from the Mackay re­gion and Cen­tral High­lands tak­ing to the field on Satur­day for an almighty bat­tle of the fittest to help raise funds for the Mo­ran­bah’s club­house which burnt down in the off-sea­son.

There will be 15-play­ers a side in the com­pe­ti­tion with the first round kick­ing off at mid­day.

The first game for the Raiders will be held at 2pm, but all play­ers are re­quired at the field no later than 1pm. Club rep­re­sen­ta­tive Peter Chen­gody said the Raiders were proud to of­fer their sup­port to the club.

“It’s been a long time since we have been to Mo­ran­bah and the boys are look­ing for­ward to rub­bing shoul­ders with them once again,” he said.

“The first round of the com­pe­ti­tion is now less than a month away and they need the match fit­ness. It will be a good op­por­tu­nity for them to work out the cob­webs.”

A bar­bar­ian fi­nale will be held be- tween the two re­gions to end what will be an ac­tion-packed day of hard hit­ting rugby union.

The event will serve as the per­fect warm-up for all play­ers, be­fore the club’s first round in the Mackay District Rugby Union Com­pe­ti­tion on May, 1.

All play­ers are re­quired to at­tend train­ing at the Whit­sun­day Sports Park on Fri­day night at 6pm.

The Raiders are hop­ing to or­gan­ise trans­port for play­ers and will be de­part­ing from the club­house at 8am on Satur­day.

Trans­porta­tion de­tails will be con­firmed on Fri­day night at train­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact club pres­i­dent Matt Sam­mut on 0447 082 920.

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