Portland Colts are back into Wallerawang Landscaping Cup action following 2020 season drop out | Lithgow Mercury

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After a season due to a global pandemic, the Portland Colts are ready to face a hopeful, breathtaking season of rugby league. In 2020, Group 10 and Woodbridge Cup moved due to the evolving COVID-19 situation which caused the Colts to hold a committee meeting and make a decision on whether to attend the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup, the men’s assistant coach , Kyle Willmott said. “We had a meeting and said we might as well step back because we were sure the competition wouldn’t take place. So we announced it to all the players and then a week later.” [Wallerawang Landscaping Cup] went on anyway, “said Willmott.” Plus a couple of our wives [players] Willmott said this year’s action plan, despite a break from the season, was to get fit and win games with the help of his assistant coach Jake Gale, Gale said a big preseason was scheduled for Friday, January 29 at Kremer Park. “We really want to have a big preseason that brings the guys together as a group.” It feels like we have the players but not the close-knit group we need to win the Premier League. They saw that they were a very close-knit town with Oberon last year and they just love their footy. “He said. Willmott said Oberon was the benchmark in this year’s cup.” They’ll stay here and be up there again, “said he. Gale said if they kept their team strong they would be someone to watch, but for him it was always the CSU that put the pressure on. Gale said Portland was a huge football city and not playing last year really made an impact. “Everyone loves their footy. When you watch a game it doesn’t take long to realize how much the city loves it and we probably have the best vantage point, “he said. Gale said this year’s goal is to get to the final.” We really want to push for those top three, top two places and then cement a few home semifinals and then just come home strong, but also just come out on the field, play with your friends and get the city involved “, he said. To help them achieve that goal, a lot of returning players, new players and young guns filled the page. “We have at least five or six new guys and six or seven young guys in their 18s,” said Willmott. Gale believes the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup will get stronger with the merger of Groups 10 and 11. “I’m not really a fan of the merger. In my eyes no one wants to travel from Lithgow to Nyngan to play a game. “Footy.” That’s four and a half hours, that’s nine hours of driving a weekend to play 80 minutes of footy, and if you have partners in the league, it’s a big day, big weekend and big ride home, “he said. Gale said strong clubs like Bathurst Panthers, Pats, Orange Hawks and CYMS would benefit.” You’re in the middle of traveling anyway, so you only have two hours left, but Lithgow, Blayney Cowra … it won’t do them any good, “he said.” I don’t think it’s a good thing, but that’s why I assume the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup will only get stronger. “The Portland Fillies’ league day squad also welcomed a new Willmott, saying Cameron had played for the Colts for several years and had the ability to lead the women to victory.” He’s gone t Bianca Griffiths as manager and 15 avid players in the Wait a minute, “he said. Anyone interested in joining the Colts as a player or supporter is asked to drive to Kremer Park on Friday at 5:30 am.” We’re going to run a run and go to a meet and greet Ride the Portland RSL so that players who don’t know each other can introduce themselves and we can start that bond early, “said Gale.” Join the Colts because we’re a small town and we have a big mind, “said Gale Willmott. The club also wanted to thank their sponsors for their support. Would you like to keep up to date with the sport in Lithgow? Sign up here for our newsletter and the latest news

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January 27, 2021 – 11:30 a.m.

After a season due to a global pandemic, the Portland Colts are ready to face a hopeful, breathtaking season of rugby league.

In 2020, Group 10 and Woodbridge Cup moved due to the evolving COVID-19 situation which caused the Colts to hold a committee meeting and make a decision on whether to attend the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup, the men’s assistant coach , Kyle Willmott said.

“We had a meeting and said we might as well step back because we were sure the competition wouldn’t take place. So we announced it to all the players and then a week later.” [Wallerawang Landscaping Cup] went ahead anyway, “said Willmott.

“Plus a couple of our women [players] worked in elderly care, so it wasn’t worth the risk, “he said.

Willmott said this year’s action plan, despite having a free season, was to get fit and win games with the help of his assistant coach Jake Gale.

Gale said a big preseason is scheduled for Friday, January 29 at Kremer Park.

“We really want to have a big preseason bringing the guys together as a group.

“It feels like we have the players but not the close-knit group we need to win the Premier League. They saw that they are a very close-knit city with Oberon last year and they just love theirs Footy. ” he said.

Willmott said Oberon was the benchmark in this year’s Cup.

“You stay here and you will be up there again,” he said. Gale said if you kept your team strong you would be someone to watch, but for him it was always the CSU that put the pressure on.

Gale said Portland is a huge football city and not playing last year really had an impact.

“Everyone loves their footy. When you watch a game, it doesn’t take long to realize how much the city loves it and we probably have the best vantage point,” he said.

Gale said this year’s goal is to reach the finals.

“We really want to push for those top three, top two places and then cement a few home semifinals and then just come home strong, but also just come out on the field, play with your friends and get the city involved” , he said.

To help them achieve this goal, many returning players, new players, and young guns filled the page.

“We have at least five or six new people and six or seven young guys in their 18s,” Willmott said.

Future of the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup

Gale believes the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup will get stronger as Groups 10 and 11 merge.

“I’m not really a fan of Fusion. I don’t think anyone wants to travel from Lithgow to Nyngan to play a game of Footy.

“That’s four and a half hours, that’s nine hours of driving a weekend to play 80 minutes of Footy. When you have partners in the league, it’s a big day, a big weekend and a big drive home.” ” he said.

Gale said strong clubs like Bathurst Panthers, Pats, Orange Hawks and CYMS would benefit from it.

“You’re in the middle of traveling anyway, so you only have two hours left, but Lithgow, Blayney Cowra … it won’t do you any good,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s a good thing, but that’s why I assume the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup will only get stronger.”

The Portland Fillies league squad also welcomed a new coach in Sam Cameron.

Willmott said Cameron played for the Colts for several years and had the ability to lead the women to victory.

“He has Bianca Griffiths as manager and 15 avid players at the moment,” he said.

Anyone interested in joining the Colts as a player or supporter is asked to drive to Kremer Park on Friday at 5:30 a.m.

“We’re going to do a run and go to Portland RSL for a meet and greet so that unfamiliar players can introduce themselves and we can start that bond early,” said Gale.

“Join the Colts because we’re a small town and we have big minds,” said Willmott.

The association also wanted to thank its sponsors for their support.

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