Players look beyond the flood
WITH football season just around the corner, boys and girls have dusted off their boots and are keen to get back on the field.
The Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club had its sign-on day at the weekend and club president Garry McEwan said while he was devastated by the damage caused by the floods, he was confident Suburbs would have a bumper season.
"We hope for about 150 sign-ups to kick off a good season," Mr McEwan said.
He said the club had worked hard to get the grounds and clubhouse into tip-top shape, and to have the floods rip through it again was heartbreaking.
"It took us two years to rebuild to what was, so you feel a bit flat," Mr McEwan said.
"But we have put a lot of hard work in and it's looking great."
Despite being covered for insurance, the club is likely to have to pay a $10,000 excess.
"So we've got to get that $10,000 through hard work and the canteen and hopefully we can get a government grant," Mr McEwan said.
"Campbell Newman is saying he wants to flood-proof the state. Well, he can start here if he likes."