Toowoomba Clydesdales

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Toowoomba Clydesdales
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Club information
Full nameToowoomba Clydesdales RLFC
ColoursRoyal Blue, Sky Blue and Red
Founded1919;102 years ago (1919)
Exited2006;15 years ago (2006)
Former details
Ground(s)
CEOKyle Warren
CoachMark Gee
Competition Queensland Wizard Cup
Records
Premierships2 (1996, 2001)
Runners-up2 (2000, 2006)
Minor premiership 3 (1996, 2001, 2006)
Wooden spoons 0

The Toowoomba ClydesdalesRugby League Football Club, commonly known as Toowoomba Clydesdales or Clydesdales are a rugby league football club based in Toowoomba, Queensland, named after the Scottish horse breed. They played in the Queensland Wizard Cup since the competition began in 1996 but no longer play in the competition.

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They were the feeder club for the National Rugby League's Brisbane Broncos from 1999 to 2006. [2] Despite being considered the most successful rugby league club of all time, financial difficulties severely damaged the club. On 6 December 2006, the board announced that the club was roughly A$100,000 short to be able to field a team in the 2007 Queensland Cup and its future is now uncertain. The following day the Aspley Broncos were announced as the new feeder team for the Broncos. [3]

History

Historically, the Clydsedales were the representative team for the Toowoomba competition. They competed in the Bulimba Cup, played various other representative matches. In 1924, the team defeated England, New Zealand, Brisbane, Ipswich, the New South Wales state side and New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership holders, South Sydney.[ citation needed ]

Queensland Cup bid

Bid

The Clydesdales have spoken about being re-admitted back into the Queensland Cup [ when? ], being based in the region of Toowoomba. The Gold Coast Titans have agreed[ when? ] to make the Clydesdales their third affiliated Queensland Cup team if the bid was successful. The club will also be rebranded to "Western Mustangs".[ citation needed ]

Western Corridor NRL bid

The Western Corridor NRL bid team has announced that if their bid was successful they will revive the Clydesdales and the Clydesdales would act as a feeder club along with the Ipswich Jets to Western Corridor. [4] [5]

Notable players

Ever since they were founded, the Clydesdales have produced some great players:

Bobby Banks

See also

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References

  1. "Clive Berghofer Stadium (Toowoomba Sports Ground) | Austadiums". austadiums.com.
  2. "Clydesdales gone forever: Martin". Toowoomba Chronicle. 28 September 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Aspley new Brisbane Broncos feeder club". SportsNews.com.au. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "New NRL club backing for Ipswich". Queensland Times. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  5. "Backing the NRL bid". Chronicle. Retrieved 18 May 2019.