HERE is your chance to contact The Observer sports editor Nick Kossatch and give him details of your sporting club sign-on dates and other information.

Simply call 49703059 or email nick.kossatch@gladstoneobserver.com.au with your details.

See below what various clubs have done:

 

ALL SPORTS

Keep the dates

Port Curtis trial dates and Capricornia trial dates for the first few weeks.

Remember if your child wishes to trial, they must collect paperwork from their school, complete and return to be able to trial. All Port Curtis trials are held in the Gladstone region.

Tuesday 5 March - Cap trials - all boys rugby (Mackay)
Tuesday 5 March - Cap trials - all girls netball (Emerald)
Wed 6 March - Cap trials - 13-15 boys/girls AFL (Rocky)

 

AUSSIE RULES

Pre-season in swing

The second phase of pre-season training at the BITS Saints Football Club is on every Tuesday and Thursday at BITS Oval at 6pm.

New and returning male and female senior and under-17 players are welcome.

There are currently jobs for qualified plumbers and boiler makers and in-box Mark Jensen via his Facebook site.

Or alternatively call senior coach Jake Mostert or president Andrew McMahon on 0408037232 and 0448833537 respectively for more details.
 

Training starts

Bill Robertson Gladstone Suns senior pre-season training continues at 6pm at Clinton Oval each Monday and Wednesday.

Call senior coach John Terrick or president Joe Walsh on 0428789885 and 0448833537 respectively for more details.

 

BASKETBALL

Powerful draw

The QBL draw has been announced with Gladstone Port City Power women and men to face Rockhampton in a home game against Rockhampton on April 24.

The Power then has a stretch of away fixtures against Toowoomba, Southern Districts, Logan, Rocky and Mackay.

Should the Power teams at least half their win-loss ratio's to three wins, three losses, then their seasons could be set up with a string of five successive home matches from May 31 to June 21.

Gladstone Port City Power host SC Phoenix, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and USC Rip City.

The Power then has just three home games in its final seven games and closes out the regular season with a home clash against Gold Coast on August 3.


Talented players

Gladstone's under-14 boy's squad was announced ahead of its representative season.

The squad is Rahul Captain, Jake Diction, Evander Ghee, Keahn Tuakura, Billy Myers, Uili Lemalu, Jack Lymbery, Lawson Spry, Mitch Dowling, Dawson Dixon, Brayden Smith, Jaxon Job, Jace Bremmer and Baylin Grills.

Ashley Wilmot is the coach and training is this Friday from 4-5.30pm.

 

BMX

March Madness

Book in Friday, March 29 because that's when the Harbour City March Madness is on.

It is the official re-opening of the new track and there will be a Friday night time trial, Saturday BMX racing, Saturday night finals under lights and Sunday morning recovery at Gladstone pump track.

Follow the Harbour City BMX Club Facebook site for updates.

 

CRICKET

Games go on

There will be catch-up Gladstone Cricket Incorporated Senior games on this Saturday, March 2 as follows and all games start at noon:

BITS Gold v Yaralla White at BITS Oval; Calliope v BITS Green at Calliope and Yaralla Red v Glen Black at Yaralla 12pm.

Players will then have to back up on Sunday, March 3 in these games at noon:

Glen Gold v Yaralla Red at SunValley; BITS Green V Yaralla White at BITS and Calliope V BITS Gold at Calliope.

 

Learn the basics

Kids aged 4-9 can learn the basics of cricket at the Gladstone Cricket Inc Junior Blasters Program each Wednesday through to to April 3.

It's held at the Clinton Sports Ground from 4-5pm.

Contact Kade Horan on 0419725833 or kade.horan@qldcricket.com.au for more details.

 

GOLF

Scramble is on

Miriam Vale Golf Club will host the Volkswagon Scramble on Sunday, March 3.

It will be an 18-hole four-person ambrose format and players need to be at the club at 9.30am for a shotgun start at 10.30am.

It is $45 per player, which includes a barbecue and each player receives six Callaway golf balls.

Nominations need to be done as soon as possible.

Call Dion Hayne 49755200/ 0407657153 or Kate Bell on 49742143 / 0428742143 or email jkbell@bigpond.com for more details.

 

MARTIAL ARTS

Master time

Gladstone Martial Arts Academy will hold a second Black Belt Seminar day this Saturday.

Zen Do Kai master and BJJ Black Belt Brad Ross will pass down his wisdom to students in a Zen Do Kai Seminar from 10am-noon and this is open to all styles and clubs.

The day will also have a Zen Do Kai Black Belt Seminar from 1.30-2.30pm for for Zen Do Kai Black Belts only and is free.

The day ends with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar which is also open to all students from all clubs and goes from 3-5pm

Ross is a 9th Degree Hanshi in Zen Do Kai and Muay Thai, 5th Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and a Debeen/Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and is a school teacher by profession.

There's more details with cost etc on the GMAA Facebook site.



NETBALL

Players needed

Yaralla Dynamics Netball Club's Cadet 2, J1 and J2 teams need players to help fill these teams.

Contact the club soon as possible to organise registration on ydnetball@live.com.

Join Crushers

Registrations are open for all players that have been confirmed on a team list at the Calliope Crushers.

Fees are payable at the time of registration and are open until Friday, March 1.

Simply click on the Gladstonenetball.com link.

If you are unsure if your child has been confirmed to play, please contact the Calliope Crushers Club via messenger on www.gladstonenetball.com
 

ROLLER DERBY

Save the date

EPIC Scrim is a two-day event on March 16-17 where skaters from all over Australia come together, throw on a black or white top and jump in for some EPIC times on the track. Over the weekend, you get the chance to scrim with skaters you normally bout against, scrim for fun - not a score, try out the things you've been working on at training, gain valuable game experience... the benefits are endless!

EPIC Scrim is also the perfect opportunity to try on a striped shirt and join the zebra herd, or learn a new NSOing position from people with years of experience.

For those returning after the amazing success of the past SIX years, you know the drill. Epic Scrim is completely mixed gender and we welcome all 18+ skaters who have passed their minimum skills.  

This year we have had to make some changes regarding payment. Please read through the following information carefully before registering.

Payment must be made to PCYC Gladstone on 07 4972 3122 BEFORE registering online. Costs are below; these are the same whether you are attending one or both days.  

Costs (Epic Scrim top included)
NSO only - FREE
Refs only - $10
Bouting skaters - $30

Please be patient as we trial this new system of payment, and be aware of the PCYC opening times below.

Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

For any queries, please contact us at gladstonerollerderby@hotmail.com or message the league on Facebook. Please do not contact PCYC Gladstone as they are only responsible for taking payments.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/yCvZ5NyAZYfsUdLV2
 

RUGBY LEAGUE

Battle of birds

There will be a Tannum Seagulls versus calliope Roosters trial day on Saturday, March 2.

It will be at Dennis Moore Park and action will start at 2.30pm with the under-6s.

Games will continue through the afternoon with the final match at 4.50pm U12 game.

See the Tannum/Boyne Seagulls Junior Rugby League Facebook for more details.

Brothers in tackles

Gladstone and Rocky Brothers teams will go head-to-head on Saturday, March 2 at Brothers Junior Fields, Callemondah.

Games start at 3pm with the women ahead of reserves at 4.30pm and the final game under lights in the A-grade at 6pm.

Bar and Canteen will be operating.
 

Training days

Boyne-Tannum Seagulls junior teams have organised their respective training days.

These are as follows: Under-6 - Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm; U7 - Wednesdays 4-5pm starts on February 27; U8 - Wednesdays 4-5pm; U9 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm; U10 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6pm; U11 coach Jeppo - Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6pm; U11 coach Josh - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm; U12 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm; U13 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm; U15 - Mondays and Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm; U17 boys - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30pm-6.30pm Dennis Park, Saturdays 10.30am Tannum Beach; U17 girls - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-6pm - alternating weekly venue between Dennis Park and Gladstone.

Numbers needed

New players are needed to join the Gladstone Wallabys' under-17 and U14 girl's teams and the U17, U15 and U13 boy's teams.

Training for U17 and U13 boys are on every Tuesday and Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm.

The U17 girls and boys and U14 girl's teams train every Monday and Wednesday 5-6pm.

Contact Brian Pengelly on 0428444166 for more details.


Trial game dates

Gladstone Brothers will host three trial games on Saturday, March 2 at the Brothers Junior league Fields.

Action starts with a women's trial between Tannum Seagals and Gladstone Brothers at 3pm.

It will be brotherly affairs between Gladstone and Rockhampton when the cities' two respective Brothers teams clash in the reserves and A-grade.

The reserves will be at 4.30pm and then 6pm for the A-grade.

Bar and canteen will be operating.
 

New coaches named

Rusty O'Dwyer and Cathy Langridge have been appointed the respective men and women's teams coaches at Gladstone Valleys.

New and returning players are welcome to attend pre-season training on Tuesday and Thursday's at 6pm.

People can register on the playnrl.com link.

 

RUGBY UNION

It all starts

Gladstone Rugby Union Football Club Goats past and present players are welcome to attend pre-season training each Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm at East Shores for the remained of January.

Bring your joggers and a friend who wants to have a go.

 

SOCCER

Academy returns

The Clinton Football Club Academy for the under-12, U11, U10 and U9 age groups will kick off soon.

The dates and times for these trials are yet to be finalised, but cost is expected to be similar to last season.

Selection will be a two-step process and there will be more info on the club's Facebook site.

We need you

Central Soccer Club is in desperate need of more coaches for its growing list of junior teams.

Parents of any of the players in the three under-15, one U6, two U17 and one U18 teams are encouraged to take on coaching roles.

No experience is necessary and simplified training plans to support training sessions will be provided.

Call Kym Donald on 0427377839 for more details.

Dates announced

Central Football Soccer Club have these dates finalised:

Junior Competitive Friday, March 1

Miniroos U5-U11 and U12 Juniors on Saturday, March 2

Seniors will be on Saturday, March 9

The club encourages sign-ups to be done promptly so that teams can be organized and training to start.

Come to Calliope Football Club

With brand new floodlights, new and past players are welcome to pre-season training at Liz Cunningham Park.

Training for ladies will be each Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm and training days for men will be Tuesday and Thursday 6.30-8pm.

Click on the link for more information.

Training starts

Meteors Football Club will have its senior pre-season each Tuesday and Thursday at 6.15pm.

New and past players are welcome.

 

TENNIS AND SQUASH

Important dates
Gladstone Tennis and Squash Association want more players for both sports.

There are adult tennis social competitions tonight and each Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm and new players are welcome.

The weekly Wednesday squash competition enters the third round tomorrow with games from 6pm.

There's junior tennis coaching Monday to Thursdays at 3.30pm and junior squash coaching each Wednesday at 4pm with Emily Turner and Carl Tiplady.

The ANZ Hotshots junior tennis fixtures are on every Friday after school at 3.30pm.

Call GTSA centre manager Rob McBean on 49722772 and 0412723608 for more details.
 

VOLLEYBALL

Registrations

Gladstone Volleyball Association mixed registrations are now open and need to be complete before the season one trials on Thursday, February 28.

These can be done online before this Thursday or in person that day between 6-7pm.

Online registrations can be done on the Gladstone Volleyball Association website or Facebook site.
 



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