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13 January, 2021

Gators charge into 2021

THE Mareeba Gladiators are looking ahead to their upcoming 2021 Cairns District Rugby League season with their first training session held on Tuesday, January 12.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Gladiators Captain Coach Trent Barnard is excited to lead his team into the 2021 Cairns District Rugby League season.

THE Mareeba Gladiators are looking ahead to their upcoming 2021 Cairns District Rugby League season with their first training session held on Tuesday, January 12. 

The 2020 season was cut short after just one trial match against rivals Atherton Roosters with the COVID lockdown putting a hold on the season which was eventually cancelled. 

Now with a solid combi- nation of new blood and old heads the gladiators are looking to tear into the season and get back out onto the field. 

Returning A-Grade Captain Coach Trent Barnard said that the boys are excited and eager to get out onto the field after missing out on an entire season. 

“All the boys are excited to get back together because last year was hyped up and it was a bit of a letdown,” he said. 

“We recruited well and had a good preseason with the community behind us. 

“We’ve got a really good leadership group with some older heads that have been there and know what it takes to play good footy.” 

Two trial matches are scheduled for March with the season proper set to start in April.


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