Warriors a no-show this season
IT WAS with a heavy heart and mixed emotions Justin Vicary broke the news the Warriors will not be fielding a team in the upcoming Central Burnett competition due to lack of numbers interested in pulling their boots on for the 2019 season.
The Biggenden Football Club president said it was deflating and disappointing with all the hard work put in over the past three years and not receiving the support needed from the players and the younger generation.
"We will continue to be a part of the league in some way or another," Vicary said.
"The hard work and time out of our busy lives we as a committee have undertaken over the past three years has been outstanding."
Vicary said it took him a few years of procrastinating asking why Biggenden didn't have a league team when we were such a strong rugby league town.
"I remember when I was younger watching the boys playing and saying to myself when I'm older I too will pull on the boots for my home town," he said.
"There's still nothing better than that feeling".
He said with those thoughts in his mind he took a gamble and went about organising a team.
"Biggenden would see rugby league again and give the opportunity to all our aspiring young ones to have that feeling I once had," Vicary said.
"We have had a great time these past two years providing the awesome spectacle that rugby league is in our community and wider region.
"We won't give up but will continue to work at trying to get ourselves back up and together for next season."
Vicary took the opportunity to thank his fellow committee of Beth Stralow and Alex Eggelston for their hard work and the awesome volunteers for giving of their time.
"Thanks also to all our sponsors who jumped on board to help us get the Warriors back together," he said.
"To the boys who stood up and pulled boots on, being their first time ever or our veterans lacing back up again you are all awesome.
"Lastly thank you to all our awesomely spectacular supporters."