Blayney Bears need under 18's players

Search for players: As training commences at King George Oval, the club is looking for more under 18s players. Photo: Mark Logan.
Search for players: As training commences at King George Oval, the club is looking for more under 18s players. Photo: Mark Logan.

This year's Blayney Bears first grade side is looking the goods as far as player numbers and quality goes.

With Siosaia Vave signed up to bring a bit of oomph to the forward line, and also a couple of other hefty imports to be announced in coming weeks, the side is brimming with weighty talent.

Add to that the benefit of having several of their key under 18's players from last year bringing some speed and manoeuvrability to the line up, and that much needed depth of talent is looking promising.

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That shift though of the under 18's into the first grade side means that this year the under 18's side is desperately low on player numbers.

Coach Ryley Oborn said that at the moment he only had six players to work with, and without an under 16's side to draw on, finding enough players may mean that he will need to look outside of Blayney to field a team.

"We have a lot of work to do to recruit enough players," he said.

Reserves coach Richard Hobby said that it was the first time that he could remember where the club didn't have an under 16's side.

"We have quite a few coming through in the under 14's, so that will be good in a few year, but for now it's tough," he said.

Oborn said that they would always welcome players from Oberon, Orange or Bathurst that wanted to play under 18's with the Bears.