The Londonderry Grey’s Rugby League Club is getting ready for its upcoming fourth season with open days and preseason training.
Londonderry was started in 2016 by Buck Rogers in memory of his late daughter Leanne Moreshed. Each year the club hosts Londonderry Day, in remembrance of Leanne and to celebrate the area as a family community.
“The club’s focus this year is to bring fun, safety and mateship back to the game,” said club Sponsorship Co-ordinator Jacque Paterson.
They are promoting how family oriented the club is with a large amount of community support.
“We rely a lot on community support but we also give back to the community,” said Ms Paterson.
At Christmas the club hosted “Christmas Londonderry Style” where local businesses donated gifts to be handed to families and kids.
For the 2019 season the club will be working a bit differently with everyone training on the same day.
“From under sixes to A Grade, everyone will be training at the same place and time,” said Ms Paterson. “This is to encourage the older players to help out with the juniors.”
Training for A Grade will begin on February 5 at Richmond Raceway from 7pm, but all juniors are welcome to attend. “If you win, it’s a bonus,” she said, “but win or lose it’s about having fun.”
The club will be holding two open days on February 3 and 10 from 11am to 2pm.
The days will have a barbecue, pass the ball games and a mini training where everyone can test their skills and spend time with their teams.
Ms Paterson believes “2019 is the year of the Greys.”