Mariners back from Europe
THE Fraser Coast Mariners have a whole new set of goals this year – and one of the main goals is making the finals of the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition.
One player that is definitely glad he is back on board to help the Mariners achieve that goal is Hervey Bay’s Adam Ebert.
Ebert, a dedicated member of the side, took a year off to travel Europe last year.
But while he had a ball there and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Europe, there was a big part of him that wished he was at home playing with the side – especially when they won the Bundaberg spring rugby union competition.
“I was really disappointed,” he said.
“I wanted to get on a flight and come home but it was too expensive.”
The Mariners have been developing and improving every year and they will be hoping this year is no different.
The Mariners finished fifth in the Sunshine Coast competition last year, just outside the finals, and they will be looking to build on that result this season.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Ebert said of the new season.
Ebert played only three games of rugby all of last year, two of them for the Mariners before he went overseas, and says he has really missed it.
“It will be good to get back into it.
“We’ve got lots of good players this year.
“The Sunshine Coast is a good competition and we’ll be trying hard to make the finals.”