To say that 2020 will be a challenge and look different for Park Ridge Pirates would be an understatement.

With new COVID Regulations from both Government and AFLQ to manage the Club has been more reliant on its volunteers than ever.

With Head Trainer Bob Hicks heading up Pirates training staff, they are in good hands.

Club President Andy Colenso said having great people like Bob, Sarah Hewitt, Lachie Upson, Leeonie Lang, John Moule all putting their hands up to help the Club through these tough times is what Community AFL Sporting Clubs are built on.

Although the season has been shortened to an eight week season for the seniors, it’s just great to see the boys back training and people back at Club even though with heavy restrictions Colenso said.

The Pirates also have their Juniors and Youth Teams back training which is also a huge positive for the Club.

The season for Seniors kicks off on Saturday 11th July along with Juniors, and the Youth Teams kick off on 17th July.

No doubt, everyone has experienced difficulties throughout the COVID lockdown period around the entire country. So to get sport up and going can only be a positive.

The resilience of all sporting clubs will be tested by having all the COVID restrictions both at training and game days. But the Pirates have shown again that in times of need our volunteers put their hands up to contribute.

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