PLAYERS NEEDED: There is a question mark over Biggenden Warriors being able to put a team on the paddock for the upcoming season.
PLAYERS NEEDED: There is a question mark over Biggenden Warriors being able to put a team on the paddock for the upcoming season. Lyn McConnell Photography

Will the Warriors field a footy team this season?

WITH the footy season just around the corner, Biggenden Rugby League Football Club president Justin Vicary is facing a big dilemma.

At this stage the Warriors do not have a coach but more importantly no players have expressed an interest in playing.

Vicary said they had until next Wednesday to make their intentions known to Central Burnett Rugby League.

"That means we need to have 13 players signed up,” he said.

This season former coach Geteno George will be a spectator if the Warriors take on their opposition at Biggenden Sports Reserve.

Mr George said "this year I am going to be helping a mate out with the Burnett Cutters - a reserve grade team in the Bundaberg Rugby League”.

Vicary said no one had expressed any interest in playing football since our presentation night.

"A number of the young fellas have moved away for work,” he said.

"I've been told there won't be any players coming down from Gayndah.”

Vicary said with the retirement of Jack George his experience will be sorely missed.

"We can't keep depending on our older players, the club need the young ones to step up,” he said.

"Sponsors have come on board, we just need players to sign on the dotted line.”

With a barbecue and sign-on day this Saturday at the Commercial Hotel at 1pm, Vicary said we will just have to see what happens.

He urged anyone who has been thinking of pulling the boots on again or who is ready to give the great game of rugby league a try to please make their interest known.

"Without players Biggenden will cease to have a team and our town will loose the awesome spectacle that rugby league provides,” he said.

Anyone keen to join the Warriors can phone Justin Vicary on 0406353834.


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