The under-seven Gympie Devils side playing the half time break at the Broncos Panthers game is (from left) Kane Haslam, Finlay Richards, Hayden Franks, Connor Sutton, Luke Venn, Khaleb Chesson, Angus Laing, Zac Hellmuth, David Kirkpatrick and umpire Declan Maudsley.
The under-seven Gympie Devils side playing the half time break at the Broncos Panthers game is (from left) Kane Haslam, Finlay Richards, Hayden Franks, Connor Sutton, Luke Venn, Khaleb Chesson, Angus Laing, Zac Hellmuth, David Kirkpatrick and umpire Declan Maudsley. Craig Warhurst

Kids get ready to play on Suncorp

MOST rugby league players only dream of running on to Suncorp Stadium in front of more than 40,000 screaming league fans, but a Gympie Devils under-seven side will do exactly that when the Broncos play the Panthers on June 18.

What makes it even more exciting for the young players is that the Friday night is a double header and they will get to see the Titans take on the Bulldogs as well.

Gympie Junior Rugby League spokesperson Ivan Friske said it would be a great night out for the young players and their families.

He said the young Devils would play their game during the Broncos half time but wasn’t sure who they would be up against yet.

The team has been training to get used to the size of the field and the goal posts they will be playing with at Suncorp Stadium.

Mr Friske said the club was also supplying two linesman and a referee for the half time entertainment.

He said the Devils had 28 under-seven players in total, but not all of them could go.

Mr Friske asked parents who would like their kids to go to nominate and all the names were put into a hat and a team picked via a lottery.

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