Junior stars to light up rugby deciders
GLADSTONE Junior Rugby League has had an absolute ripper of a year, and with the grand finals on Saturday, the kids are ready to battle to be the best.
The standard of rugby league has amazed onlookers all season long and to go with a Queensland Government grant to install lights on the Briffney Creek fields, the year has been a cracker.
"It has been a very competitive year, just about all the clubs are spread out in the grand finals," Gladstone Rugby League operations manager Casey Bromilow said.
"Certainly I don't think there is any side you would say will win for sure."
The on-field play is a huge boost to the local game, with a lot of talent preparing to push through from the high-aged juniors into seniors in the coming years.
For the rest, the possibility of play under lights in the years to come is exciting.
Installed at the field during the year thanks to the $100,000 government grant, the lights are as good as any in Gladstone.
"It has allowed us to be more flexible with our scheduling of games," Gladstone Junior Rugby League president Richard Duff said.
"It has proven a great benefit to rugby league in Gladstone."
The lights were installed by Australian Sports Lighting and Platinum Electricians Gladstone.
Junior Grand Finals
All matches are at Marley Brown Oval
All of the games are on Saturday
- 9am Under 11- Valleys v Calliope (2x20 mins)
- 10am Under 12 - Seagulls v Brothers (2x25 mins)
- 11.30am Under 13 - Valleys v Brothers (2x25 mins)
- 12.30pm Under 14 - Brothers v Wallabys (2x25 mins)
- 1.30pm Under 15 - Calliope v Seagulls (2x30 mins)
- 2.40pm Under 16 - Valleys v Brothers (2x30 mins)