A six-week under-18s rugby union competition is being held, and GRUFC want to get a Gladstone team together.
A six-week under-18s rugby union competition is being held, and GRUFC want to get a Gladstone team together. File

Have a red-hot go at rugby union

IF you're a young bloke looking to keep fit and get amongst it on the field, an upcoming rugby union competition is for you.

Gladstone Rugby Union Football Club is having a sign-on day this Saturday.

GRUFC president Sam Carey said the club was hoping to put a local under-18 side on the park for a six-week competition being put on by CQ rugby.

The competition will run in early October until November, with dates and schedule yet to be decided. Carey said the games were being held outside other codes' seasons to allow teens the chance to have a crack at the game of union.

“It's a good outlet,” he said.

Carey said it was free to join and it was hoped if Gladstone formed a team one game would be played in town.

The game encompasses all body shapes and sizes, Carey said, and was not restricted to just athletes or big-bodied lads.

“If the players want to just play for fun, that's fine, but if they're serious we'll be there to teach them,” Carey said.

The sign-on runs from 11am until 1pm at the Meteors Sports Ground on Glenlyon Road.



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