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Redbank Plains going on a Bear Hunt

As one of the fastest growing areas in the Rugby League Ipswich community, the Redbank Plains Bears could be forgiven for resting on their laurels in 2020 but instead are intent on making this shortened season one to remember.

The Bears have registered teams throughout most age divisions and will participate in the 2020 season kicking off this Friday Night. Club President, Jodie Elder, spoke to RLI Media recently after learning of the revised kick off date. Elder said “we are actually on the hunt for more junior Bears, accelerating our plans to increase team numbers and training has been well attended at the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve most nights. We can’t wait for kick off later this week, new season, live footy, kids running out onto the fields again, we couldn’t be happier!”

Jodie together with Nathan and Sarah Booth and their committee have worked through the challenging demands of a Covid Safe Event plan and are ready to get back underway with training and playing. Nathan Booth added “We too, got the grant of $2,000 from the State Government under their return to play plans. We can’t wait to welcome back everyone and train and play out of the Rec Reserve. We would welcome any family from our area but also any new families in Springfield, Bellbird Park or Augustine Heights areas. We could do with a few more kids born in 2003 and between 2009 to 2011.”

The Bears are open to players seeking a temporary portability permit in 2020. If you are interested in becoming a Bear or finding out more about junior rugby league in the eastern suburbs of Ipswich head to to find us in 2020.

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