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Gladiators to celebrate 40 years with reunion

MOPS member Terry Roos with Mareeba Gladiators President Bevan Carroll.

TO celebrate the Mareeba Gladiators 40th anniversary, the Mareeba Old Players and Supporters (MOPS) are hosting an anniversary dinner and reunion on July 3, 2020.

Held on the first weekend of July the reunion will see past gladiator’s players and coaches attending along with old Easts and Wests players and coaches as well.

The night will look back on 40 years of the Gladiators history with recaps from previous players and coaches and guest speakers are lined up for the night.

There will be recognition of teams through the reunion and a remembrance of the multiple milestones through the Gladiators history.

The objective of the reunion on the Friday night is to honour the early Gladiator players, in particular the players that first entered into the Cairns District Rugby League competition in 1980.

One such memorable moment was the 1980 grand final against the Kangaroos which will be re-lived by the Gladiators present A grade side on Saturday night when they go up against the new Roos at Davies Park on July 4.

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