Magpie switches code

Yamba Rugby Club has established its training program under new coach Richard Almond and newly-appointed fitness coach Rob Imeson.

Imeson has united with the coaching staff of the Buccaneers after establishing himself as a qualified fitness trainer with the local rugby league side, the Lower Clarence Magpies.

Imeson has joined the club not only as the chief fitness trainer but is looking forward to a successful year on the field as well.

He will also be joined at the Buccaneers by former Magpie teammate Andrew Ford.

As well as retaining most of last year's successful side, the Buccaneers have been bolstered by the signing of Adrian Miller.

Miller, a journalist with The Daily Examiner, comes to the club with extensive experience after playing overseas last year and in the Perth first grade competition the previous year. Training numbers have been strong over the past four weeks with regular appearances from both senior and Under-19 players.

The club will host its first trial game of the season against strong Gold Coast sides from Bond University in both Under19s and seniors at the Yamba rugby complex on March 5.

Training is conducted from 6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays every week on the Yamba Oval at the corner of Coldstream and River St Yamba, for all players.

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