The Queanbeyan Blues are looking to continue their dominant form that they’ve shown over the past few seasons under the charge of player-coach Terry Campese.
The Blues finished in second place last year, only one point behind minor premiers Gungahlin Bulls, before the competition was abandoned after 15 rounds due to Covid-19.
The Blues have won four grand finals in the last eight years, last winning the 2019 grand final 34-14 over the Goulburn City Bulldogs.
Blues playmaker Charlie Woolford spoke to CRRL media about the Blues preseason and their hunger for another premiership run.
“The preseason is going pretty good. The boys are ripping in and pretty keen to get into it now,” Woolford said.
“There’s a bit of unfinished business from last year between us and Gungahlin. I’m not sure when we play them but as they finished on top last year on points, we’re keen to get into it and hopefully take it out.”
Blues KFS player Tracy Hunter also spoke about their preparations for their upcoming season.
“Preseason has been good. We always have a really tough preseason and I know that girls have been doing extra’s outside of training which is great,” Hunter said.
I’m excited that there’s more teams in our competition now. It has really grown so I’m really excited to get back into it.”
Teagan Day shone a light on the Blues’ LLT side and the excitement around a potential top four finish for their young core of players.
“Preseason has been really good. We had a bit of a rough season last year so this season we’ve been really putting in the effort to make sure our fitness and ball skills are up to par with the rest of the competition,” Day said.
We’re really hopeful that this season we’re going to be one in contention for the top four so hopefully we will come in underdogs," Day added.
“Last year we had a heap of new girls who had come through, which was great that they stuck around this season. So, we’re building the club for the future."
The Queanbeyan Blues will travel to Phillip Oval to take on the Woden Valley Rams on Saturday April 2nd for round of the 2022 Canberra Raiders Cup.