Calliope Roosters president Trevor Huth is trying to grow the club for the junior players, but keeps seeing the Roosters set back by vandals and thefts.
Calliope Roosters president Trevor Huth is trying to grow the club for the junior players, but keeps seeing the Roosters set back by vandals and thefts. Luka Kauzlaric

Football club struggling after third vandal attack

VANDALS and thieves have struck at the heart of struggling Gladstone footy club.

All the Calliope Roosters want is a level playing field, but that's a bit hard when you're under attack.

The team is focused on paving the way for juniors to prosper in rugby league.

But the club has suffered set-back after set-back in its quest.

On July 5, an idiotic driver tore up the club's Bunting Park field with a car

Then, on June 11 and 18, thieves broke into the Rooster's clubhouse, stealing booze, cash and a first aid kit.

"It gets disheartening, we have had three break-ins in 12 months and having people on the field in their cars," president Trevor Huth said.

"They were teenagers we think, so they took alcohol and they took money.

"We had maybe 100 bucks and 300-400 dollars worth of alcohol and a first aid kit that is brand new."

Mr Huth said it was a kick in the face for a club that was desperately clinging to finals hopes in the senior grades and trying to develop juniors.

With two Queensland representatives in the last two seasons, it is clear the club is doing something right, but Mr Huth said he was worried the situation would not stay the same if Calliope was repeatedly set-back by needless vandalism.

"We definitely have had anything that could go wrong has gone wrong," he said. "We are hoping some of the juniors have the luck and live out their dreams."



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