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