It’s a Rebel yell
THE new entity in the form of the Rebels is gaining momentum toward joining Wallabys, Dawson Valley and Calliope as the fourth side in the Gladstone Rugby League competition
The club has had its first two training sessions last Tuesday and Thursday nights attended by healthy numbers.
Jake Thomas 21, is one of the key instigators of the club as well as a player, and he said there has been a lot of enthusiasm from prospective players who took to the track this week.
"We had a turnout of 22 players on Thursday night and everyone's very enthusiastic," Thomas said.
"We even had a scrimmage of Touch and everyone's willing to work together and not just be a standout. It's all about team."
Thomas added that the colours will be black and red, but the design of the jersey is yet to be finalised.
"Rebels will be a multicultural team," Thomas said.
What is so good about this new venture is that it has attracted players from all ages, from late-end juniors to seasoned campaigners.
"There has been a broad spectrum of players from about 18 years of age to 45 and actually the older guys have been showing some of us younger guys the way," Thomas said.
Queensland Rugby League operations manager Peter White said the Rebels' cause is nothing but positive for the local rugby league community.
"The whole thing's going really well and the good thing about it is the guys are back playing footy," White said.
"One of the organisers Conrad Ingra has also done a fantastic job."
Training each Tuesday and Thursday night
WHERE: Marley Brown Oval