Hawks ready for a big 2016 sea­son

Gatton Star - - Sport -

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.

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