Agnes Water Marlin Brett Young who has been instrumental in turning the club around. Photo taken March 29, 2015. Photo Matthew McInerney / NewsMail
Agnes Water Marlin Brett Young who has been instrumental in turning the club around. Photo taken March 29, 2015. Photo Matthew McInerney / NewsMail Matthew McInerney

Kym comes to the rescue

A FEAR of losing their rugby league club in the town of Agnes Water prompted Kym McIntosh to take action.

Last year McIntosh became President of the club and became one of only a handful of women in the region to lead a sporting club.

Reflecting on what made her take on the big role, McIntosh said she wanted to make the Marlins strong again in the Northern Districts Rugby League competition.

"The club needed someone to step up and I'm a big football fan," she said.

"If we lost the club our players would have to play in Gladstone or Bundaberg and I didn't want that."

With her husband also playing for the club over the last few years it became a decision McIntosh made with relative ease at the end.

So far it has been good for the new president with the club performing well in the NDRL. Two wins from their opening three games sees the club on track to make the finals after missing last year.

With the club also hosting the grand final this year, the only way is up for the Marlins.

"We've attracted more players this year and lots of boys have come back from injury as well," she said.

"Our coach from last year Brett Young is still involved and playing as well and he has been great for us."

This week they will take on Miriam Vale with both teams having a friendly rivaly over the last few years.

McIntosh hopes a large crowd can turn up.

"It makes for a great game between the two teams this weekend," she said.

"We know it is a long weekend but we hope to get good number up to Agnes Water."

In the other matches Avondale take on Gin Gin with Burnett Heads facing South Kolan.

With some players still out for the Tigers coach Luke Owen said Avondale will need to play well and complete their sets. All the action for the three matches on Sunday will start at 12pm.



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