Located at the northern-end of the Gold Coast, the GC Performance Centre is a premier sporting facility boasting state of the art equipment and lodgings and the SP PNG Hunters are excited to continue this relationship into the 2022 season after living and training onsite there last year.
Director of the Centre, Brendan Flynn said he is pleased to see the SP PNG Hunters return.
“After successfully hosting the Hunters during the 2021 season, our staff and members are excited to welcome them back to their second home, the Gold Coast Performance Centre for the 2022 season. While 2021 was challenging, it was fantastic to watch the development of the Hunters through the year and we look forward to being part of their journey this season and beyond,” he said.
It was a difficult process for the club to relocate from PNG to Runaway Bay last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however a strong finish to the 2021 season, saw the SP PNG Hunters win three of their last four games and finish the competition on a high.
SP PNG Hunters CEO, Scott Barker says he is excited for the club to pick up where they left off last year and carry that momentum over into the 2022 season.
“Last year certainly wasn’t without its challenges, but I am proud of the way the club responded. The playing squad in particular showed great resilience and they will take plenty of confidence from the way they finished the 2021 season,’ he said.
Although the SP PNG Hunters’ spiritual home will always be in PNG, the club is pleased to be based out of Runaway Bay again this year and are excited at the opportunity to once again represent PNG in the 2022 QRL competition.
The SP PNG Hunters will arrive in Australia in late January before kicking off the 2022 Hostplus competition on Saturday 19th of March against the Mackay Cutters.