LEADER: Steven Grogan has impressed during pre-season.
LEADER: Steven Grogan has impressed during pre-season. Paul Braven GLA090717FOOTY

More players wanted at Gladstone Mudcrabs as season nears

AUSSIE RULES: Gladstone Mudcrabs' president Joe Walsh said the club welcomes more senior and junior male and female players ahead of the AFL Capricornia season.

Muddies have lost a host of established players, such as Stephen Eilola and Zac Jahn, who have headed south and a number who have moved away for various reasons.

"It's not too bad the numbers and after a practice game in Bundaberg, the numbers dropped off a bit, but have picked up lately," Walsh said.

"We played against Brothers Bulldogs and only had a few A-graders in the team and most were reserves players but it was a good hit-out."

Gladstone Mudcrabs' next competitive game is actually round one of the season proper against Rockhampton Panthers on April 14 at Clinton Oval.

Walsh said any competitive matches beforehand won't happen.

"It's pretty hard to get it organised with soccer (Clinton) training on Tuesday and Thursday nights and us on Monday and Wednesday nights," he said.

The president labelled Adam Hornbrook, Steven Grogan and Rocky McClure as the standouts during the pre-season while he said that he will pull on the boots.

Any new players keen to play can contact Walsh on 0448833537 and training start at 6pm each Monday and Wednesday at Clinton Oval.