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New players welcome at Brahmans training

FRESH FACES: Proserpine Brahmans' players and coaches at a function earleir this year. Back: Cameron McPherson (head coach), Sio Ata-ata, Lona Kaifoto, Jerome Kutia, Colin Wilkie (under-18s coach). Front: Chris McEwan, Anselam Tabua (reserves coach), Jamie Dodt and Paul Maxwell.
FRESH FACES: Proserpine Brahmans' players and coaches at a function earleir this year. Back: Cameron McPherson (head coach), Sio Ata-ata, Lona Kaifoto, Jerome Kutia, Colin Wilkie (under-18s coach). Front: Chris McEwan, Anselam Tabua (reserves coach), Jamie Dodt and Paul Maxwell.

RUGBY LEAGUE

AFTER a strong finish to the 2012 Mackay and District Rugby League season the Proserpine Brahmans are beginning preparations to try and go one better in next year's competition.

All three senior grades at the club will begin training for 2013 on Tuesday, January 8 at Les Stagg Oval with all players, experienced or new to the game, welcome to come along and get involved.

A host of new faces in the coaching and playing ranks will help revitalise the club in 2013 as the Brahmans gear up for another shot at the elusive premiership. Cameron McPherson began his association with the club in the latter half of last season and he and coach Adam Wright helped guide the A Grade side to the preliminary finals.

McPherson is back in 2013 as the Brahmans Head Coach and will be joined at the club's first training session of the year by new reserves coach Anselam Tabua and Under-18s coach Colin Wilkie.

Tabua is a long-time Brahmans' player and is expected to bring a real hands-on approach and passion to his new role as playing coach of the reserves.

Colin Wilkie is also a coup for the Proserpine club with the experienced mentor having coached at A-grade and Foley Shield level as well as working with the North Queensland Cowboys' development squads.

Brahmans' representative Paul Maxwell said that the club is looking forward to building on the success of last year.

"Our first training session back will be a good chance for all players to come and impress the new coaches ahead of the season. As a club we have been progressing well over the last four or five years and we've really cemented ourselves as a semi-final calibre team," he said.

"We would love to see all three grades make the finals next year but that will take hard work at training."

The A Grade team's first trial match has already been planned with top Townsville team Brothers set to make the trip to Les Stagg Oval on Saturday, March 2.

Anyone interested in playing for the Brahmans in 2013 should turn up to Les Stagg Oval on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 or call head coach Cameron McPherson on

0418 679 576.


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