Lions bruised by Bribie side

By Kirra Livingstone

THE Glasshouse Hinterland Lions lost the annual Battle of the Bone games against the Bribie Island Bulldogs on May 12, but they are staying hopeful the season will soon turn around.
The Lions lost 90 to 20 on the weekend with Adam Tullett scoring two goals and Glasshouse deputy vice captain Thomas Loag scoring one.
Senior men’s Lions coach and new club president Dean Crooks said the vibe at the club is positive, as it continues to grow, possibly needing another senior men’s side by next year.
“We have picked up 15 new players and we still have more people calling up wanting to play for us… we aren’t chasing players, players are coming to us which is awesome,” he said.
“As a committee we have discussed how to accommodate all these extra players, we approached the AFLQ see if we can have Saturday night footy and enter a reserve team, which has had a positive response.”
Crooks also said once the club sees more growth and can start a reserve team, it will continue to work on the development of other projects such as introducing a women’s team next year.
“We didn’t get enough women players to start a team for them this year, but we are hoping with our growth we can get there next year and start a under 13’s and under 15’s girls’ team too,” he said.
The Glasshouse Hinterland Lions senior men’s next game is against Sandgate on May 19 at 7:30 at the Landsborough Sport and Recreation Centre.