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New Wattles president has bucket loads of experience

EXPERIENCE: New Wattles Warriors rugby league president Glyn Rees.
EXPERIENCE: New Wattles Warriors rugby league president Glyn Rees. Gerard Walsh

RUGBY LEAGUE: After 23 years involvement in the Wattles Warriors, Glyn Rees has been appointed club president.

He succeeds retiring president Neil Phelan who did not seek re-election.

Rees first moved to the Southern Downs with his family in 1989 and to Allora in 1994 when he was invited by official Mary Hamblin to be on the committee.

"I have always been keen to have a shot at being Wattles president but have been involved heavily down the years in junior administration at district, division and state level,” he said.

"We have seven nominations in total for club coaching positions which will be determined at a meeting on October 22.

"The club has healthy numbers on the committee but has still to appoint a secretary and treasurer.”

In a long career in administration, Rees was president of the Warwick and District Junior Rugby League for four years (1981, 1982, 2012 and 2013), South West Division Juniors chairman for 14 years and Central division chairman for two years.

He was a junior representative on the Queensland Rugby League Juniors board for 16 years and in 2009 was a delegate to the Queensland Rugby League. He is a life member of four rugby league bodies, including Wattles seniors.

Rees expects to retain all players from the 2017 season and has added former Wattles player Travis Burns to the ranks after he retired from top-level footy after playing 202 games at NRL and Super League level.

Information on the Wattles club from Rees on 0400811093.

Wattles rodeo

RODEOS have become some of the biggest money spinners for rugby league clubs and the Wattles Warriors will hold their rodeo at Platz Oval, Clifton, on November 18.

The main rodeo events will be from 6pm with open, novice and junior bull rides, an open bullock ride, poddy and pony rides. Scott Keogh was a successful saddle bronc rider and will organise the stock side of the Wattles Rodeo.

Topics:  allora clifton glyn rees president trl warwick rugby league wattles wattles rugby league


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