Members of the Mary Valley Stags rugby league side are looking forward to kicking off their 2010 campaign away against Yandina tomorrow.
Members of the Mary Valley Stags rugby league side are looking forward to kicking off their 2010 campaign away against Yandina tomorrow. Submitted

Stags expecting a brutal encounter

THE Mary Valley Stags league outfit kickstarts its 2010 campaign in the Sunshine Coast C Grade competition with an away game against Yandina this weekend.

The match will be played Saturday afternoon and for the newly formed Mary Valley outfit, the first representative side for the region in close to 50 years, it’s a big occasion.

With some form to play with following a positive showing in the Maroochydore nines competition last month, where the side enjoyed a few well-fought wins before pulling up short of a finals berth, excitement is running rampant.

Club secretary Jenny Carlson said the mood ahead of Saturday’s game was electric.

“The boys are really excited and just wanting to play,” she said.

The Stags, however, are expecting a brutal encounter.

“We know it’s going to be a tough encounter but that’s a good thing in a way because that intensity is precisely what we need to really improve,” Carlson said.

Meanwhile, on the back of incredible support for the side from the Mary Valley community, a bus is being organised free of charge by Imbil’s Railway Hotel to transport supporters to the game.

Those looking to book a seat on the bus can contact the Railway Hotel on 5484 5202.

Win or lose, the game will be pivotal to the season ahead.

Gympie Times


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