Mungindi Grasshoppers Back in Business After 22 Years

Updated: February 14, 2018

For the first time in 22 years the Mungindi Grasshoppers will have a Senior Rugby League club in the Barwon Darling Rugby League competition.

Mungindi will field three grades in 2018 including an A-Grade, Under 18’s and a Ladies League Tag team.

Ronald Prince, Club President and Captain/Coach of the A Grade side believes having football back in Mungindi is bringing the town together.

“We have formed new relationships with people that used to have a lot do to with the football club… they’ve come back to help,” said Prince

“We have got a lot of community-minded people that are willing to lend a hand, including local services and even farmers that have jumped on board with sponsorship.”

Located on the New South Wales/Queensland border near Moree, Mungindi has a population of around 800 people, half of which are Indigenous. Prince believes their tight knit community has become even closer since the teams have started training.

“We are using rugby league as tool to achieve a sense of comradery between everyone. We are building new relationships and bringing the whole community together, which is fantastic,”

“Since we’ve started our average numbers at training have been about 45 people every Tuesday and Thursday, which is awesome,”

“It will be good to see when we do have a home game because I think we’ll get a really great crowd out here.”