The Gladstone Mudcrabs AFL men's team can't wait for the season to kick-off. (L-R) Daniel Junkowski, Assistant Coach Mick Larkins and Reece Sadleir.
The Gladstone Mudcrabs AFL men's team can't wait for the season to kick-off. (L-R) Daniel Junkowski, Assistant Coach Mick Larkins and Reece Sadleir. Tom Huntley

Gladstone Mudcrabs get stuck in, new players welcome

GLADSTONE Mudcrabs Australian Football Club are back in action and ready for a new season.

A-grade Mudcrabs assistant coach Mick Larkins said after a good season last year, when they made it to the grand final only to be beaten by BITS Saints, the side was looking forward to having another successful year.

"We should have a pretty strong season," Larkins said.

"The aim of the game is to get to the last game of the season. We will definitely aim to get up there this year."

And with the Muddies set to host BITS in the first game of the season on April 13, he said it would be a good local clash.

"It should be interesting to see where we sit at the start of the year," Larkins said.

New A-grade coach Luke Berry will also be thrown in to the fray.

Larkins said Berry was very involved and was also set to play this season.

"He is very knowledgeable and very good," he said.

After gaining a few players from out of town last year, Larkins said this year's numbers had taken a hit.

"We've lost quite a few quality players," he said.

Muddies started back at training in the middle of January and would encourage anyone interested to join them.

Anyone interested can turn up to training with no obligation to play a game and Larkins said any experience level was welcome.

"The more the merrier," he said.

Training is held from 6.15pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Clinton Park.



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