Devils close to minor premiership

EVERYTHING seems to be coming together at the right time for Gympie Rugby League at the moment.

In the senior ranks, the A grade Devils are staring down the barrel of a potential minor premiership while a women’s team is up and running and recovering from its first hit out at the weekend.

The success continues in the junior ranks with a big weekend in the works, filling Gympie Junior Rugby League publicity officer Celine Jackson with excitement.

With just two rounds remaining, the Gympie Under 15 junior side is closing in on the minor premiership.

Currently at the top of the competition ladder, the team plays Nambour this Friday at home at 6.30pm.

“We have high hopes for this team,” Jackson said.

“They have had a great season to date.”

The Gympie Under 16 outfit will also be in action, playing for pride after a gruelling season and problems with injuries has scuttled its finals hopes.

Meanwhile, Sunday will feature more action at Jack Stokes Oval with the mini mods junior league program firing up for semi final action at 9am.

“The finals for the mini mods will be next week with a presentation afterwards,” Jackson said.

“It’s been a really successful season for the mini mods.”

A major success for the club this season has been the introduction of the Junior Joeys program for the club’s youngest participants.

Jackson said the program would come to an end next Sunday with a special break up to celebrate everyone’s achievements.

“It’s been great getting this program off the ground,” she said.

“The club has five trainees working with the kids and the players are at a big advantage now having picked up knowledge on the game and developed skills at such an early age.”

“The season as a whole has been really positive.”

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