NEW SEASON: The Dalby under-sixes team in action.
NEW SEASON: The Dalby under-sixes team in action. Contributed

Rugby club ready for a big year

THE Dalby Rugby Union Club is busily preparing for the upcoming season, which is set to be bigger than last year, with more teams and the excitement of defending the champion title.

This year will include the introduction of a women's sevens team, along with some extra teenage teams.

With the junior and senior grades fielding the same grades, the club will have players from under-sixes through to under-15s and three senior teams comprised of A, B and C grades and a women's team, totalling more than 250 registered players.

Newly appointed club president Roger Lyne said the club was working hard to have everything ready to go both on and off the field for the 2017 season.

"The season is ramping up and we are looking forward to another cracker,” he said.

"The women's sevens have starting training for some upcoming pre-season tournaments in February, but welcome anyone wanting to sign up to go along to training on Monday nights.

"It's all starting to happen.”

The Downs Rugby Teenage Competition will be the first rugby competition of the year and the Wheatmen are planning to field three teams, including under-13s, 14s and 15s.

Mr Lyne said the 10-round competition was a competitive format and a great opportunity for any teens who wanted to advance their rugby and work towards representative honours.

"The competition runs from mid-February through to the beginning of June, with various Friday night games scheduled and a sevens carnival at Highfields to kick things off,” Mr Lyne said.

The Teenage and Junior Rugby Union Sign-On Day will be held on Friday, February 10 from 3.30pm at the club's grounds in Orpen St. Player registration is $120 per child and includes socks and shorts.

The club also accepts the Queensland Government's Get Started Vouchers. Full details at www.dalbyrugby union.com.au.


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