Eastern Suburbs Hornets players Bradley Morrish, 12, and Mitchell Young, 13.
Eastern Suburbs Hornets players Bradley Morrish, 12, and Mitchell Young, 13.

Juniors lose their jerseys

GARRY McEwan hopes two sponsors will come forward to help the Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club after two sets of jerseys were allegedly stolen at the Titans Cup games at Goondiwindi late last month.

The Eastern Suburbs president said the under 12 and U13 jerseys were only put down for a couple of minutes when they vanished, along with a 20-litre water container which had been donated by Telstra.

The club contacted police but the jerseys and water container are still missing. Jerseys are only covered by insurance if in the clubhouse.

McEwan said the club had 25 jerseys in each set and was borrowing from other teams so players could take the field each week.

“A set of jerseys costs $1400 and lasts about three years,” he said.

“The under-12 jerseys are new while the under-13 jerseys are an older set.”

While the club has ordered new jerseys, McEwan said the $2800 cost would have an impact on the club.

“We are hoping businesses will come on board to help us at this time and at least partly sponsor the jerseys,” McEwan said.

“The sponsors will be recognised with their names on each jersey.”

The U12 team is coached by Ross Thorne. Jackie Swift-Ross is manager and Bradley Morrish captain.

McEwan is U13 coach, Melissa Hunter manager and Mitchell Young, a son of Warwick Cowboys premiership-winning winger Fraser Young, the captain.

Prospective sponsors are asked to call McEwan on 0416 513 120.



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