Robina goes big for Rd 1

By Harry Krebs

Robina will revive a historic rivalry, when it takes on Coolangatta, in the first round of the QFA South competition on Saturday.

It is the first time since 2000 that the two clubs have played in the same competition, and the match will headline a massive day of activity for the Roos as they launch their 2014 campaign.

There will be extra fire to the flames as well, with some former Coolangatta players heading to Scottsdale Dr this season.

While the seniors game kicks off at 2pm, the action starts at 10am, with an all-inclusive breakfast, before the reserves game at 11:45.

Robina president, Matt Glynn, said the day should be one of celebration, with plenty to satisfy spectators.

“It’s going to be a good day,” he said.

“There will be cheap drinks and good food throughout all the games.

“It’s also going to be Ladies Day throughout the seniors’ game.”

The Roos will replicate an AFL tradition of giving juniors a chance at the spotlight, playing Auskick games at half-time of the seniors match.

“We’ve only started playing juniors games at half-time this season”, Glynn said.

“Four weeks ago, we got a brand new team of juniors that we are looking forward to see play”.

It’s not just AFL that will get a look in though, with the club hosting a Gaelic football match for the first time.

“We are quite excited for Saturday,” Glynn said.

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