The new Reedy Creek �Raptors� junior rugby league club has formed with a view to participating in the Gold Coast District Junior Rugby League from 2005.
Local product and newly appointed Rugby League Ambassador for the QRL Southern Division Scott Sattler will form part of the team working behind the scenes to get the club moving for 2005.
Sattler said �its great to be part of the growth of the game in our area, the people behind the club are to be congratulated for putting their hand up. From the Division and Gold Coast Juniors perspective we�ll be doing all we can to support them�.
With intentions of fielding grades from Under 7 to under 14 the Raptors are moving full steam ahead in preparation for what will be a very busy six months leading into season 2005.
The club will host a �Come & Try Day� for all ages on Sunday 28th November at the Varsity College (primary school) oval, University Drive Robina from 11.30am � 2.30pm. The day is a chance for children to experience the modified version of the game via games and drills and a chance for parents to gauge their interest in the sport without committing to signing up for a full season. The Brisbane Broncos will be there with a host of giveaways and a sausage sizzle.
The raptors have a huge task ahead to get the club in shape for 2005 and are eagerly seeking the support of local businesses who may wish to sponsor the club or a team.
Raptors Chairman Glen Bennett said �the executive is also looking for interested locals wishing to become involved on the committee, with coaching, first aid, refereeing or team management�.
The club is the 4th new club started in the area in the past 2 years and will compliment the ever growing Burleigh and Currumbin-Tugun Junior clubs at the southern end of the Gold Coast.
With huge growth in junior and senior participation in the area in recent times the new entity is just one of five clubs planned by 2006.
For more information please contact QRL Southern Division Executive Officer Troy Morton on 0412008669 or [email protected] or Reedy Creek Raptors Chairman Glen Bennett on 0418134117.