BACK FOR MORE: Former Brahmans Michael Malay and Gerry Coonan with Whitsunday Brahmans coach Anthony Blackwood earleir this year. Blackwood will play for the club again this year and will be the head coach of A grade.
BACK FOR MORE: Former Brahmans Michael Malay and Gerry Coonan with Whitsunday Brahmans coach Anthony Blackwood earleir this year. Blackwood will play for the club again this year and will be the head coach of A grade. Rhianna Bull

Brahmans training starts next week

RUGBY LEAGUE

ANYONE interested in playing rugby league for the Whitsunday Brahmans in 2014 are invited to head along to the first training session of the year next Wednesday, January 8 at Les Stagg Oval.

Players wanting to play in the under-18, reserve and A grade sides are encouraged to head along to Les Stagg from 6pm to meet the coaching staff and their team-mates ahead of the 2014 Mackay and district competition.

Former Wales International and UK Super League player Anthony Blackwood has taken on the role of playing coach in his second year with the club and hopes to once again guide his team to the finals this year.

"The training session will be the start of our pre-season and it will be a good chance for players to meet each other and start preparing for the new season," he said.

"We have a couple of new players this season and it's time to get back into the swing of training. Our training is open to everybody and it would be great to see some new faces."

Local rugby league legend and former NSW and Australia rep Eddie Muller will serve as an assistant coach in A grade this season and Blackwood is looking forward to a big year for the Brahmans.

"We are starting our pre-season now so we can build momentum and be fit and ready to go when the season starts in March," he said.

"My job is to help make all these guys better football players and there is a lot of young talent in the area to work with. We have plenty of good young players and we need to get them ready to play A grade."

Blackwood coached the under-18s side last yr and said youth would be a big part of the Whitsunday Brahmans senior team this year.


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