Ipswich rugby league greats like Kerrod Walters (above) displayed plenty of their trademark skills and passion during the charity match at North Ipswich Reserve. Photo: Rob Williams
Ipswich rugby league greats like Kerrod Walters (above) displayed plenty of their trademark skills and passion during the charity match at North Ipswich Reserve. Photo: Rob Williams

Bombers still on right path

FASSIFERN president Kent West remains defiant about his club’s hopes of survival despite A Grade coach Dean Daylight walking out last month.

“The same as most other clubs apart from Brothers,” West said when asked how the Bombers were faring.

West said there were 32 or 33 players at the club for the coming season, with under-18s the greatest concern. Only two or three have shown up for training.

Of the 32 or 33 players, not many have been turning up for training, which is the reason West believes Daylight left the club.

“You are always disappointed when you lose someone,” West said.

“Dean was used to having blokes that turn up to training.

“There is no ill-feeling.”

West believes it is only a matter of time before the players start coming out of the woodwork, particularly as many are involved with the Fassifern Cricket Club.

“At country clubs, the players don’t come back until the season is ready to start,” West said.

“It’s tough everywhere for country clubs.”

Star recruit and Daylight’s good friend Andrew Walker remains undecided whether he’ll remain with the club, according to West.

The president said Walker was in negotiations for a possible return to the Queensland Cup.

As for a new coach – that remains to be decided.

“We haven’t advertised anywhere,” West said. “It’s a bit late in the season for that.

“We’ve just got to try and keep going.”

West was much more upbeat than the whispers doing the rounds suggest he should be.

Perhaps it was because he is set to produce an ace from his sleeve.

“We’ve got three guys coming in (tonight),” he said.

West would not reveal who they were or where they were from, other than that they were from Australia, but gave the impression they could play a bit.

“They’re not quite NRL players,” he said.

A former Fassifern player said a number of players, believed to be from the Torres Strait Islands, have arrived in Kalbar in the past few days to join the club.



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