Young Yabbies thrilled to return to South West competition

The Young Yabbies pictured ahead of a game during the 2018 season. The club is moving into the newly formed South West competition in 2019.
The Young Yabbies pictured ahead of a game during the 2018 season. The club is moving into the newly formed South West competition in 2019.

Young’s Rugby team The Yabbies, were met with great news over the week with the Oilsplus South West Competition making a comeback for 2019.

Oilsplus are a tremendous supporter of grassroots sports throughout the Central West, announced Central West Rugby Union president Matt Tink.

“They are particularly passionate about working with the agriculture industry and those people who work in and support agriculture. They were also very supportive of including South West in the naming rights of the competition,” Mr Tink said.

Although the Yabbies won’t start training until late January next year president of the club Cec Finley says the entire town is excited to hear of the news.

“This is tremendous news for the Yabbies and for the town, it will make for more exposure, less travel and we’re looking forward to it,” Finley said.

“I was surprised by the excitement from not only the players, but from the town. I have had people I don’t even know come up to me an express their excitement.”

Finley said the team can’t wait to revive old rivalries. He expects the players to go into the beginning of the competition in April as genuine competitors.

“I think the boys will come out strong. There’s no reason for me to think that they won’t make the top four best teams,” Finley said.

The Yabbies will enjoy a few pre-season games, including Temora leading up to the new year.

With Canowindra moving into the Northern Zone, this now means the Oilsplus Competition will be an eight team competition that will play all teams home and away in a 14 round competition.

The draw will be released at a later date.