Premier League QLD Enters its 15th Year
The 2014 Aero
Bowls Premier League QLD season is fast approaching and much has
transpired in the off season.
We welcome the
Springwood Titans back into the competition after a year off and the
Bramble Bay Vikings will make their debut in 2014. The Titans have
reclaimed their nucleus of top line players from past years which will
see them win their fair share. The Vikings have signed Jamie Smith
from Wynnum Manly, Harley McDonald from Ettalong (Aron Sherriff’s
apprentice!) and many quality players from around Brisbane North,
Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast. They will be looking to make
their presence felt in their maiden year.
say farewell to Ferny Grove Eagles who have decided to withdraw from
the competition due to a lack of player numbers/quality. The Eagles
have showed a lot of character in their many years of PLQ and it’s a
shame to see them depart, we wish them well in future endeavours.
from around the clubs include Mark Casey returning to Helensvale Hawks
from Broadbeach Bulls/St Johns Park; Hamilton Power have signed ex New
Zealand rep Matt Gallop from Cabramatta who is now working at the
club; Broadbeach Bulls have secured multiple World Champion Kiwi Gary
Lawson who is guaranteed to add some spice to the comp; Brendan Egan
and Jamie Anderson have departed Capalaba Comets with Egan moving down
the road to Wynnum Manly Leagues Seagulls and Anderson across town to
Pine Rivers Pirates; South Tweed Sharks have resigned National Coach
Steve Glasson and have gained National Junior Singles Champion Braidan
Leese from the Bulls in their bid to defend the title after defeating
the Pirates in last year’s final; South Toowoomba Tigers and
Greenslopes Geckos will field similar sides to last season.
finals series will be held at Club Pine Rivers for the second time
after the club hosted a successful finals series last season. The
Pirates were firm favourites for last season’s title on home
turf(carpet!) and were trumped in the grand final by the Sharks. I am
sure the Pirates will be looking to take advantage of the home ground
and go one better this season.
will also be looking to improve on last year’s major semi-final loss;
the Hawks have won the title a record five out of fourteen years since
champion’s Wynnum Manly Seagulls have recruited heavily after a couple
of lean seasons with the experienced Jason Hoy, John Finlayson and
young guns Nic Gosley and Jacob Nelson adding depth to their side.
The Annual PLQ
Sponsor’s Day will be held at Club Helensvale on Thursday 5th
December at 10am. All clubs will be in attendance to show their
support for our valued sponsors and launch another exciting Premier
League and Premier7s Season.
Thank you to our
2014 sponsors: Aero Bowls (Naming rights sponsor), ComfitPro, BCIB,
Club Pine Rivers, Club Helensvale and Wynnum Many Leagues Club.
The Premier 7s
competition has proved to be extremely popular once again with many
new clubs and teams entered. The seven a side format with a single,
pair and fours team has been appealing with the competition
continually growing every year. With a grading system based on the
previous pennant season, players are pitted against similar standard
players each week. The open over 60s division has also proved to be
League QLD and Premier 7s are proud to be open gender competitions and
wish all clubs and their players the best of luck for the new seasons
commencing in January through to March 2014.
commences on January 4 with the finals at Club Pine Rivers on the
weekend March 29/30