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13 December, 2021

Roosters back on the paddock

THE Atherton Senior Roosters have returned to the training paddock as the club prepares for the 2022 rugby league season.

PICTURED: Seasoned Roosters prop forward Matt Whybird at Thursday nights training.

Players who will feature in the under 18, reserve and first grades arrived at the Mungalli Creek Dairy Stadium to start a busy pre-season training schedule last Thursday night. 

An injury plagued 2021 year slowed the Roosters campaign but all involved are confident the club will be back among the frontrunners next year. 

Head coach Graham Clark says his players are determined to be better in 2022 right across all grades and he was very happy with the numbers for the first hit out.

“The guys were keen to be back and there was plenty of energy around the group,” Clark said. 

“I’m confident we are in a good position to keep moving forward and have a good crack in 2022.” 

Several fresh young rising stars from the Roosters 2021 under 18 side which went one game short of the grand final are a big part of the clubs plans in the season ahead. 

Two home pre-season trial games are booked for the Roosters in March which includes one against Mareeba. 

The Senior Roosters train at 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Ladies wishing to play in 2022 are advised that the first training run for the Roosters side is booked for all interested ladies on Monday night January 10.

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