Senior Lions ready to pounce

By Kirra Livingstone

IT WASN’T the result they had been hoping for, but just to field their first senior AFL match for nine years still felt like a win for the Glasshouse Lions.

The team’s debut match against the Aspley Hornets went the way of the Hornet’s by a resounding 112-7.

But despite the trouncing, coach Dean Crooks wasn’t worried saying the new team would continue to grow and improve.

“They’ve always had a juniors team and a masters team and then we stepped in and asked if we could put a senior team together,” he said.

“We’ve got a good base, and a bit more time together and we will come good.”

Glasshouse locals who used to play for the club in the senior team, wanted to resurrect the side back in October last year and Dean said from eight original players, they now have 42 registrations.

“It’s a good spirit around the club and we’ve got the best facilities in the association, so it needed to be used,”
he said.

The team also recently played the ‘Battle of the Bone’ – a traditional game between Bribie Island and Glasshouse.

“Glasshouse has never won it, it’s always been Bribie that has held the trophy,” he said.

Unfortunately for the Lions, they couldn’t secure the win this year, leaving Bribie Island undefeated in the Battle of the Bone for yet another year.