BOUND TO RISE: The Roosters’ Lewis Prizeman feels the weight of Wallaby defenders, but his club is determined it will not be held down.
BOUND TO RISE: The Roosters’ Lewis Prizeman feels the weight of Wallaby defenders, but his club is determined it will not be held down. Mike Richards

Roosters still hopeful of fielding A-grade team

THE Calliope Roosters will not be held down, no matter what life throws at them.

The existence of the club has been a rollercoaster ride and remains so, but the committee is hoping to have one of the up times.

After adding a women's side to the roster, all that remains is to see how many men's teams will join the fray.

"The players we have retained are very keen and we even have a coach - we just need a team," newly instated president Pete Masters said.

The Roosters have not given up on fielding an A-grade team, but know that may not become a reality.

They have locked in a reserves side and want to add either an A-grade or under-19 side.

"We have players who are loyal servants to the club and we don't want to lose them," Masters said of those keen to play.

"We would likely lose them from the game completely (without an extra side)."

The Roosters have a good junior base, including Queensland representatives, as well as a history of producing players who progress to higher levels, such as Mitch Hallinan.

Masters does not want to lose that, or the community spirit offered by the rugby league team.

To decide a course of action to keep the club's momentum going, the Roosters are having a meeting on Thursday night at Bunting Park for all senior players.

It will start at 6pm and any players unable to attend are encouraged to let the club know.



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