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Big Devils slave up for auction

Gympie Devils’ forwards Billy Rogers, Kurt Fleming and Riley McDowall are ready to be auctioned off as slaves at the Devils’ season launch.
Gympie Devils’ forwards Billy Rogers, Kurt Fleming and Riley McDowall are ready to be auctioned off as slaves at the Devils’ season launch. Craig Warhurst

THEY are big and boofy and don't mind hard work and they will go under the hammer as "personal slaves" this weekend.

The Gympie Devils are holding their season launch this Saturday at 3.30pm with an Australia Day party at their Jack Stokes Oval home base.

Season launch spokeswoman Prue Marshall said one of the main fundraisers for the day would be a "slave auction" and urged all Devils supporters to come along with their wallets and bid for cheap labour.

She said there would be at least 10 "slaves" up for auction and some of them would be auctioned in groups.

Some of the slaves up for auction for the four-hour stint are Darren Burns, Kurt Fleming, Billy Rogers, Riley McDowall and Ben Harney.

Marshall said the slaves weren't all just muscle.

"These people have skills," Marshall said.

"You could get them to do your shopping, mow the lawn or clean up around the yard.

"It's cheap labour for four hours and a hell of a lot of manpower," she said.

The day will also include a kids' skills session held by Darren Burns and his trainees, a player sign-on and a 200 club sign-on.

There will be plenty of raffles and entertaining games for everyone to play.

From 8.30pm DJ Rowley will play non-stop till late to keep everyone entertained.

Everyone is asked to dress in Australian costume for the day and be set to have a lot of fun.

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