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Logan City Bears Gridiron set for new season

Logan City Bears Gridiron is set for a new season after a string of successful try-out weekends in April.

Players aged ten and above attended the try-out days, which ran over the course of three weekends in April.

New players were shown the ropes while returning players were given a chance to give their lungs a workout.

‘It’s about getting them to run a few of the skills,’ explains Club President Chris Bradshaw.

‘You’re playing what’s in front of you and what’s behind you, so it’s a whole new sport, a whole new set of skills.’

The club is looking to spring some life back into the competition after a few difficult years with low player numbers.

The club has bounced back significantly, with a growing player-base during the disruptive 2020 a promising sign for the sport.

‘This year’s about developing our junior programs,’ says Mr. Bradshaw.

The club hopes to put together a girls’ side in time for this years’ season. More numbers are needed, and Mr. Bradshaw encourages girls to come down and give the game a go.

Logan City Bears Gridiron has also redone their clubhouse exterior with a fresh paintjob in preparation for the new season, courtesy of Logan City Council.

Logan City Bears New Clubhouse Exterior scaled
Logan City Bears have a new clubhouse exterior courtesy of Logan City Council.

‘They got their graffiti team together to come through and paint it,’ Mr Bradshaw says.

‘It’s amazing. I’m a big fan of it, and everyone that’s seen it says it’s amazing. It certainly brightens up the place and makes it like home.’

Gridiron Queensland is hosting a women’s recruitment and skills day in May. See the event for details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/4192669244098350/

To learn more, or to contact Logan City Bears, visit the Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/bearsgridiron