Tweed Heads Seagulls coach Aaron Zimmerle was delighted with the attitude and efforts of his squad of 32 players who embarked on a weekend camp in Ballina over the weekend.
With so many new players in the squad it was a combination of valuable time on the training paddock (three sessions on Saturday and Sunday) and just as valuable time enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed environment.
The Tweed Heads Seagulls will bring an array of NRL players to league stronghold of Murwillumbah next month when the Intrust Super Cup side takes on Newcastle Knights in a pre-season trial match.
The game will be hosted by the Mustangs at Stan Sercombe Oval on Saturday February 4 at 5pm with an adult entry price of just $10 enabling footy fans to watch some of the Knights’ developing players and NRL squad members and many of the rebuilt Seagulls side that is a feeder team to the Gold Coast Titans.
PICTURED: The Seagulls hard at it at training in preparation for the season start against the Knights next month.
The Queensland Rugby League has released kick-off times for all Intrust Super Cup matches and the Seagulls have been allocated 2pm Sunday at Piggabeen Sports Reserve.
The Seagulls’ season will be launched with a home clash against Ipswich Jets on Sunday March 5 – the first of Tweed’s four home games in the first five rounds.
Seagulls fans can have excellent certainty about kick-off times for the 11 home games although one match is likely to be played as a Titans’ NRL curtain-raiser and the club is considering the opportunity of taking one other game to a promotional venue.
So flock in numbers to Piggabeen in 2017 and support your boys!
Tweed Seagulls’ mission to put last season’s disappointing 13th position finish behind them is seen in not just the tough attitude to pre-season training but in the make-up of Aaron Zimmerle’s 2017 preliminary squad.
Almost 60 per cent of the expanded squad that last week returned to training at Palm Beach Currumbin High School’s excellent facilities are new to the club.
Pictured: David Sheridan in action in 2016, he is one of several players who have bulked up. Photo courtesy QRL.
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