Warwick club seeks past Cowboys

MANY past Warwick Cowboys rugby league players and supporters will return to town for the July 16-18 anniversary celebrations of the club.

The club is seeking to contact all past players, some of whom may now be living in the Gympie region.

The organising committee includes Brian Sullivan, Con Seibel, Keith Farrell, Andy Wilson, Geoff Brennan, David Goodwin and current Cowboys president Greg Carey.

The Cowboys club was formed to play in the 1986 Toowoomba Rugby League competition and did not have long to wait for success with four premierships, two in A grade and two in reserve grade in its first three years.

A feature of the weekend will be what promises to be the TRL fixture game of the year when the Cowboys host premiers Valleys on July 18 at Father Ranger Oval.

Warwick drew with Valleys 22-all two weeks ago, so the A-grade game on the anniversary weekend promises to be a fitting climax to the celebrations.

Celebrations start on July 16, with a meet and greet at Condamine Sports Club from 4pm.

The 25th anniversary dinner is at 6pm for 6.30pm on July 17 at St Mary’s Hall and already family groups of up to 22 have booked. Broncos legend Shane Webcke is guest speaker.

At the dinner, the Cowboys’ teams of each decade will be named along with the Legends team from the best of the 25 years. Legends jerseys will be auctioned on the night.

The Legends team will be introduced to the crowd during the Warwick round of fixtures against Valleys on the Sunday.

Memorabilia and photos, particularly from 1990 on, are needed to Sullivan on 4661 3025 or Farrell on 4661 1181.

Tickets for the dinner are available from either Carey Brothers Meats: careybros@bigpond.com or phone 46611799; Brian Sullivan: email bjsullivan1@bigpond.com or phone 4661 3025; or Gary Hanson: email hansontribe@bigpond.com or phone 4667 3814.

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