Raptors rapt with response

The new Reedy Creek ?Raptors? junior rugby league club held its first ?Come & Try Day? last Sunday 28th November at the Varsity College (primary school) oval with over 110 children in attendance.

QRL Southern Division Executive Officer Troy Morton said ?despite the fact the day was held in late November and in very hot conditions we still achieved a great response .... it (the response) justified our decision to start a new club in the area.?

Broncos Scott Minto and Berrick Barnes combined with ARL and QRL Development staff to run a series of fun games and skill drills and then signed autographs for more than an hour after the event.

After Sundays response the club intends to field teams in the majority of the twelve age groups (under 7-18) offered by the Gold Coast Junior League next year.

Raptors Chairman Glen Bennett said ?we are very excited by the response and look forward to getting the kids onto the field next year. I don?t think there is any doubt we will have at least 7 teams in our first season.?

The club plans to host another ?Come & Try Day? early next year and sign-on will start from the first weekend in February.

The Raptors are very grateful for the support received from local media including The Gold Coast Bulletin, The Gold Coast SUN, SEA FM & Gold FM in the lead up to the event and the Coca Cola for cooling everyone down on the day.

For more information please contact QRL Southern Division Executive Officer Troy Morton on 0412008669 or [email protected] or Reedy Creek Raptors Chairman Glen Bennett on 0418134117.