Hawks ready for a big 2016 season
THE Gatton Hawks' annual Calcutta for the first try scorer of the season was held with young gun Tye Gray the crowd favourite.
President Doug Behan welcomed the supporters and the sponsors and announced a competitive season coming up.
Coach Nicki John Harch introduced the team for the first round againstWarwick atWarwick this Sunday.
Fresh faces to the side were, Francis Ham a prop from Logan and Alex Arba from Central Tigers in Brisbane. Tye Gray is also an exciting addition to the Hawks side. He played last season with Souths Logan.
Looking fit were Dominic Haak and Denis Burgoyne whilst Steve Franciscus was looking forward at his new role of lock this season.
Josh Mildren returns from a year at the Toowoomba Clydesdales. He will partner last year’s player of the year, Corey Mullins in the front row.
Ash Boney will partner CallumWoolacott in the halves whilst captain Mark Swan will be looking forward to a injury-free season.
Lowood’s Allan Morris gets his chance to cement a permanent A-grade position with a start off the bench.
Coach Nicki John Harch is looking forward to the season but has tough outings atWarwick and Highfields to start the 2016 campaign.
“We will be fit thanks to fitness coach Michel Armstrong who joins the club from Ipswich,” Harch said.
“Michael has left no stone unturned and it was something we were lacking in previous years.”
Major Sponsor Lockyer Valley Toyota welcomed the Hawks upcoming season and have signed a three year deal with the club.
Dealer principal Ian O’Brien was very proud to sponsor the Hawks.