Cutters take on Warwick players
THE Killarney Cutters Rugby League Club will branch out this season and hold some training sessions in Warwick at the Eastern Suburbs field.
Cutters president James Kelly said six Warwick-based players stated they wanted to play for Killarney this season.
"We will train each Tuesday at 6pm at Warwick and each Thursday at 6pm at Charlie Andrews Oval at Killarney, which will be followed by a social hour," Kelly said.
The Border Rugby League will hold its administration seminar this Sunday and its next delegates meeting on February 26.
Kelly said the first Cutters fixture had been tentatively set down for March 24.
"There will be a Border round robin at Wallangarra before the start of the season," he said.
The Killarney president said his club was currently concentrating on fielding an A-grade side.
"If we have enough players, we will then consider reserve grade.
"We have been attracting 13 or 14 players to training sessions so far."
Long-serving players lining up for another season include Brett Lambert, Dion Galloway and Kent Wallace.
Luke Hain and Tom Fagg are two of the new recruits.
Neil Parfitt is the new A-grade coach and Kelly is still seeking a manager and strapper to assist with the team.
"The club will pay for the cost of training for any prospective strappers," Kelly said.
"We are waiting to hear back from two possible sponsors.
"We plan to invite Collegians and Eastern Suburbs junior clubs to play some games at Killarney as curtain raisers to Border games this season."
Prospective players or volunteers are welcome at training or can call Kelly on 0428 610 408.
Players must be aged 17 by June 30 this year to play senior footy.
Seventeen-year-olds need parental consent.