Giants relaunch gets Daley, Buderus and Sironen
NEW South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley will be a guest speaker at the Mullumbimby Giants official relaunch later this month.
Daley will be joined by retired Blues hooker Danny Buderus and former Balmain Tigers front rower Paul Sironen.
The trio will be at the Mullumbimby Leagues Club for a Sportsman's Lunch on February 17.
The lunch is a fundraiser with the Giants set to rejoin the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition this year after sitting out last year.
Mullumbimby was founded in 1909 and was one of Australia's earliest rugby league towns.
More than 200 years of history was lost when Lower Clarence pulled the pin on its first grade and reserve grade teams last year.
The Giants started preseason training late last year and have been back training at Les Donnelly Field.
Club junior Sam Martin is captain-coach for the season and returns to the club after playing for Gold Coast and Melbourne Storm in the National Youth Competition.
Meanwhile, Lower Clarence has named Dan Randall as its captain-coach as they attempt to rejoin the NRRRL in all three grades this season.
A lack of player number's forced the Magpies to scale back last year, competing in only the Under 18s competition under the Tweed Coast Raiders.
However, club president Darrin Heron said it definitely won't be the case in 2017.
"We have had good numbers at training sessions this year and are close to securing a few more players ahead of the season,” Heron said.
Tickets for the Sportsman's Lunch at Mullumbimby can be purchased through Stan Butler on 0417067595.