Bombers set to fire
Playing against Brisbane's West Panthers, the local boys lost 36-4 after trailing 22-0 after only 20 minutes.
A good crowd of Bombers supporters turned up to cheer the team on despite a wet and muddy field.
"It's a new team and it took us a while, but I think we started to gel towards the end and we'll only get better," said newest team member Brayden Vickery, who wore the number one jersey on the day.
"It was a bit of match fitness if nothing else I suppose."
The junior Bombers also had a good day with a training clinic early that morning with the visiting Brisbane team.
"We had about 30 to 40 kids involved," junior president Jeremy Bryant said.
"The West Panthers were very professional and all the kids had a great time and learnt a lot.
"It's good to have someone different in town."
Mr Bryant said while he had hoped for 6-7 teams of juniors, there would be 4-5 teams of Bombers for the season.
"We will still be looking for more players," he said.
"The season doesn't start until the end of April."