IPSWICH Jets head coach Keiron Lander hopes a second group from the Queensland Cup membership will present a welcome ripple impact subsequent 12 months.
Lander is assured fielding a Jets aspect in an eight-team 2021 Rugby League Ipswich (RLI) competitors can present a number of advantages for the town.
Other than giving extra gamers common sport time, Lander hopes it boosts Jets ties with RLI golf equipment and builds a brand new pathway to the Intrust Tremendous Cup.
“It’s going to strengthen the competitors, extra individuals coming by means of the gate creating extra income,” Lander mentioned.
“So there’s a complete heap of positives with a ripple impact if we give it a go.
“We’re not going to get every thing proper. Nonetheless, let’s have a go. Let’s assessment what works and what did not.”
He mentioned serving to to progress the RLI competitors was a significant aim.
Whereas he concedes the Jets squad depth could also be examined at occasions with some gamers already aligned to native golf equipment, Lander was targeted on enhancing the participant pool.
“And that is what we wish to do,” he mentioned.
“It isn’t about doing something apart from enhancing the native competitors. Hopefully it attracts some extra gamers but in addition maintain some youthful fellas native.”
The Jets can particularly forge stronger ties with the Rosewood membership, which does not have an A-Grade aspect however fields groups in decrease RLI competitions.
“On the finish of the day, we play rugby league for enjoyment in direction of a pathway to play at the next duties,” he mentioned.
He mentioned having a pathway competitors that’s properly built-in, properly supported and with a transparent imaginative and prescient and course, would obtain extra for the area than having “silos working in opposition to one another”.
Lander mentioned the Jets missed have a Reserve Grade aspect after the Queensland Rugby League modified its competitors construction three years in the past.
The Jets group competing in former Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) competitions gained the 2015 grand ultimate and made the ultimate a 12 months later earlier than it was shut down.
Lander mentioned that boosted the Jets membership depth and improved requirements. It additionally supplied one other alternative to maintain good gamers in Ipswich, somewhat than being misplaced to Brisbane golf equipment.
“I do know our Jets Intrust Tremendous Cup group was doing rather well whereas we had a BRL group,” he mentioned.
With a powerful membership tradition, former premiership-winning captain Lander is eager to take care of gamers who wish to play for the Jets.
The Jets accomplished the primary stage of their 2021 Intrust Tremendous Cup pre-season this week.
The gamers are due again on January 11 to step up preparations for his or her opening Intrust Tremendous Cup match in opposition to the Townsville Blackhawks on March 20.
That Saturday sport is on the North Ipswich Reserve.
Lander was joyful his squad of as much as 40 gamers had reunited after the prolonged break from matches because of the COVID-19 state league competitors shutdown.
He was getting ready to spend his Christmas break with household in Western Queensland, enthusiastic about every thing however the warmth.
“It was 47 the opposite day on the market,” he mentioned.