Cowboys pre-season postponed
THE Warwick Cowboys pre-season launch has been postponed and will be held closer to the start of the Toowoomba Rugby League season.
Groundsman Paul Hallman said the launch had been put back as the clubhouse would not be ready in time for this weekend's function after being badly damaged by two floods.
“Everything is organised to have the clubhouse ready for the Barrett Shield game against Wattles on February 26,” Hallman said.
“A lot of the internal walls have been replaced by bricklayer Wayne Baker using besser blocks, rather than traditional gyprock wall cladding, so as to make the clubhouse more flood proof,” Hallman said.
“Tradesmen, including club members, are organised to do the electrical, plumbing, plasterwork and painting and this will be completed within the next three weeks.
“Tradesmen Ben Brownlie, Garth Miller, Dave West, Craig Mullaly, Cec Watts and Wayne Baker and VIP franchisees Trevor Hutley and Ross Murphy are eight of many who have helped out with their time and equipment in restoring the clubhouse and facilities in time for the season.
“The club appreciates the help of more than 100 people, some who have never been to a rugby league game, who have assisted the Cowboys since the two floods.”
Hallman said after some early season training at WIRAC, the club had returned to Father Ranger Oval for training each Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm.
“Numbers are excellent for the under-18 grade and improving for the senior grades but more are welcome at training.”
“The club has a number of players wanting to play C-grade for the Cowboys but we are still seeking a coach,” Hallman said.
“The Cowboys held their first training run in history with the Redbacks AFL side last night so the two clubs can share skills for mutual benefit.”
Warwick travels to Aspley for three pre-season games on February 19 before hosting Wattles on February 26.
Prospective C-grade coaches or new players are welcome to call Don Browne on 46670092.