Bega Roosters crow for coming season

The Bega Chicks celebrate winning the Group 16 grand final in September and will feature in presentations next month.
The Bega Chicks celebrate winning the Group 16 grand final in September and will feature in presentations next month.

The Bega Roosters have locked in three of four senior coaches. 

Scott Barton is the latest coach to be named after his appointment to spearhead the Roosters’ reserve grade line-up for 2017. 

He will operate alongside returning first grade captain-coach Kane Morgan, while Ray Ringland will stay on to coach the league-tag Bega Chicks. 

Club president Garry Arkin said the Roosters were also poised to finalise the appointment of an under 18s coach in the next few weeks, but had a couple of club openings. 

“The club is seeking interest from community volunteers for the positions of club secretary and canteen manager,” he said.

The Roosters are looking forward to a few community events before the Group 16 rugby league season returns. 

The biggest will be to stage a combined sporting clubs charity Gaelic Football event at the Bega Recreation Ground on January 21. 

Local league legend Dale Finucane of the Melbourne Storm will be in attendance on the day and all proceeds will go directly to the Jason Apps appeal. 

A presentation night to the Roosters’ under 18s, league-tag and reserve grade premiership-winning sides will be held on February 4 with the teams to accept their winners’ jackets. 

“Tickets for the night will include a smorgasboard meal are $20 and available from the Grand Hotel and Elders,” Mr Arkin said.

“All players, coaches, committee and supporters are invited to attend with sponsors also invited.”

The club will start official training sessions from February 7 from 6pm.