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Ipswich fans out in large numbers to welcome Broncos

Broncos training at North Ipswich Reserve on Thursday morning.
Broncos training at North Ipswich Reserve on Thursday morning. Rob Williams

THE BRISBANE Broncos confirmed the size of their large Ipswich support base when they held a training and fan day at North Ipswich Reserve yesterday.

The squad trained early in the morning in front of more than 1000 fans before meeting supporters, posing for pictures and sign autographs.

Captain Sam Thaiday was a huge hit with the young fans in particular.

Maddisen and Lachlan Clausen were over the moon to get a picture taken with the Maroons legend after a previous photo taken with Thaiday had been lost in the 2011 floods.

The Broncos have forged a three-year partnership with the Ipswich Jets, Ipswich Rugby League and Ipswich Junior Rugby League and that liaison looks certain to be a prosperous one.

Jets interim CEO Wayne Wendt said the fans "were genuinely excited about having the Broncos in town" and looking forward to the Intrust Super Cup season.

"I thanked everybody I could for turning up and said that hopefully we'd see them at a Jets game.

"Every single one of them said they were looking forward to the Jets season," he said.

He said the pathway from grassroots footy to the NRL "was no more evident than when we had the players from the Cyril Connell, Mal Meninga, Jets and Bronco sides on the field together".

Every single one of them said they were looking forward to the Jets season.

Topics:  brisbane broncos, ipswich jets, ipswich junior rugby league, ipswich rugby league, north ipswich reserve



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