THE Camden Haven Bombers returned to the fold with great numbers for the first-up training session at the weekend.
It may be only February, with still a few months to go before the April start, but club president Todd Clarke said it was great to see some old and new faces down at major sponsor Laurieton United Services Club for the opener.
“It is a big step for the Camden Haven to be making the leap into senior football, but we have been setting a platform for seven years and now we are ready to expand,” Clarke said.
“With 20 players turning up to our first senior session on Saturday, and at least 10 apologies, it was a great atmosphere, and watching everybody mingle afterwards at the LUSC barbecue shows that this club is about much more than just on-field success.”
Clarke said that from the younger brigade, Kane Hedges showed he has already learnt from his first year in the code, while some up and comers like James Wright and Callum Vanderant were in good shape on Sunday.
He was also buoyed to see some club stalwarts such as Owen Geard, Brice Hayward, Jack Tate and Alex Moulds in attendance to provide that stability.
“The senior numbers are very good at this early stage and we have a lot of interest,” Clarke said.
“We urge people just to come down and give it a go. You don’t have to have played before, it’s about a little bit of fitness and a lot of fun,” he said.
The players trained under the watchful eyes of state coach (and ex-Swan and Blue) Jason Saddington, as well as former Bombers great, Mark McVeigh.
Training for the Camden Haven Bombers reverts to every Monday and Wednesday at Laurieton Oval from 5.30pm now. Players are asked to be there at 5.15pm.
The Bombers will also field junior age groups for players aged five to 16 this year, and there will be more meetings this week to decide on the competition format, but all intending players are welcome to register their interest with Craig Windsor.
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