Stockmen competitive early

Goulburn Stockmen Junior Rugby League Club is experiencing a very strong start to its Canberra competition season.

TEAMWORK: Trent Price (centre) looks to get a pass to one of his teammatesduring the under 14s game against Yass, at North Park on May 7. Photo: Darryl Fernance

TEAMWORK: Trent Price (centre) looks to get a pass to one of his teammatesduring the under 14s game against Yass, at North Park on May 7. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Club president Matthew Craig said that last weekend, 13 of the 14 teams from Under 10s up won.

“The previous weekend, round one, 12 of the 14 teams won and both weeks the teams that lost only did so by small margins.” Craig said.

“I can credit this early success to our junior development starting from midgets right through to the Canberra competition players.

“It helps us greatly to have loyal sponsors, whose contributions go a long way to outfitting the players and paying the costs of putting teams on the park.

“Like all sports, we could not do it without the likes of The Workers Club, Rawson Homes, RJ Sydney Craig and a host of smaller sponsors. Players from under 10s to 17s pay $130, which includes uniforms and training tops, hoodies, shorts and socks but it costs nearly twice that with insurance and other fees.

“We are still looking for players in  under 10s to 12s, but the older sides are full.

“Our Saturday non-competition numbers are similar to last season, but we are still able to take more players. It starts with midgets for any child turning 4 years old this year, to minis up to 9 years can be registered.”