Alex Prout (Under 18s coach), Lionel Harris (president) and Dennis Moran (first grade captain-coach) are all eager to get preparations underway for the 2015 season. subRecently appointed Parkes Spacemen captain-coach, Dennis Moran is busily chasing player signings as he prepares for the 2015 Group 11 competition which is set to kick off in March.
The Parkes Leagues Club will be the venue for a gathering of potential players, committee members, sponsors and supporters this Friday night at 7pm.
Moran will address those in attendance to unveil his optimistic plans for yet another Spacemen assault on the first grade competition.
“I am inviting all interested people, especially players, to come along on Friday night to have a chat, ask questions and hopefully sign contracts for the upcoming season,” Moran said.
Club President Lionel Harris has added to Moran’s request, keen to see many players and supporters in attendance.
Matters will be discussed to lay down plans for the conduct of the club over the next 12 months.
“We need to get our affairs in order as there is a lot to organise,” Harris said.
“Especially as our first fundraiser, the Elvis Revival Festival, is a great money spinner for the club,” he said.
Under 18s coach and first grade player Alex Prout is also an exciting signing for the Spacemen.
He had a fantastic 2014 on the paddock, his first in the Parkes red, white and blue which gained him the club’s Player of the Year trophy.
Prout recently agreed to terms to play in the senior team as well as coach the juniors.
Hopefully it is the start of a long association here for the former Gilgandra boy who relocated to Parkes to live with his long term partner, talented jockey Tiffany Jeffries.
Prout is an NRL Game Development Officer for the Western Region and is a real asset for Parkes.
It is Moran who the newly appointed Parkes Rugby League Football Club committee is pinning its hopes on to build on the success of previous years.
He has undoubtedly been an integral part of that success since arriving in Parkes in 2009.
His prowess on the field aided the Spacemen’s victories in 2010 against Wellington and again in 2013 when the Parkes boys caused a boilover in defeating Dubbo Cyms.
Man of the Match in the 2013 victory, Chad Porter who is now on an NRL contract, named Moran as the most inspirational player he has been associated with.
It is testament to the admiration held for the father of four boys whose wife, Peta is a former Canowindra girl.
The experience gained by Moran in 35 appearances for the Parramatta Eels from 1998 and a stellar stint in the UK from 2001 are just a few feathers in the cap of the talented footballer who is sure to attract plenty of attention both on and off the field over the coming season.
It all has to come together yet and hopefully Friday night’s gathering will be the start of a new and exciting era in Parkes rugby league.
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