Giants to absorb excess

AS the year winds up, football lovers are already looking to the New Year in anticipation of the start of the next footy season.

But youngsters looking to play in the local junior rugby league competition next year may find it hard to find a place on a team as Emerald is "bursting at the seams" with kids, according to Gemfields Junior Rugby League Club president Bruce Ryan.

In an effort to find a solution, Bruce is asking for expressions of interest from Emerald kids interested in playing rugby league next year who may not necessarily be guaranteed a place on a local side.

"Emerald is bursting at the seams with kids," he explained, saying that some kids may miss out on game time due to the large numbers of players on teams.

"The Gemfields Giants are considering starting a second team in each age group from under-12 to under-6, who will be based in Emerald."

Training would take place in Emerald at Epic All Sports and Bruce said the second team would be mainly for Emerald kids.

"We are just gauging interest at the moment," he said.

"We are calling for expressions of interest, give me a call and we can chat."

Bruce said the Gemfields Junior Rugby league Club would be holding an information day early in the New Year to look into the possibility of extra teams.

For more information give Bruce a call on 0411 196 510.

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