Robina Raptors Junior Rugby League Football Club - established in 2005
Home Ground - 'Station Reserve' end of Bayberry Lane (behind Robina Hospital) ROBINA
Teams - All age groups are catered for from Under 6's - Under 17's
Coaches - All coaches have QRL/ARL accreditation.
Mascot - Raptor
Colours - Teal, Gold, Purple and Black
The club competes in a strong competition within the Gold Coast District.
The local leagues from Ipswich, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come
under the direction of QRL Southern Division.
The 'Reedy Creek Raptors' (as they were originally known) had been formed because of the huge population growth in the Robina area on the Gold Coast and the growing popularity of rugby league as a team sport.
The 'Raptor' was a member of the Jurassic Era and a large bird of prey which was known for its quick reflexes, attacking prowess and ability to strike when least expected. It had great speed and agility as it glided, swerved, ducked and weaved its way around anything that tried to come near it!!! And so the 'Raptor' was adopted as the symbol of the club.
2004 - 2005
The 'Raptors' inaugural meeting and club formation transpired on the 20th of October 2004 with Troy Morton, Glen Bayliss, Gavin Judd, Glen Bennett, John Rutland, Bart Thurlow, Lee Wilkinson, Don Oxenham, Wanda Whitley, Greg Betts, Peter McLean, Donna-Marie Wilson, Graham Tonkin, Dennis Dobe and Ian Avery all attending and the starting of the appointment committee proceeded. The steering committee was elected and consisted of -
Chairman - Glen Bennett
Treasurer - John Rutland
Secretary - Bart Thurlow
Coaching Director - Lee Wilkinson
Registrar - Janet Bennett
Committee - Glenda Wilkinson
The 'Raptors' moved to their new grounds at Robina on the corner of Cheltenham Drive and Robina Town Centre Drive after spending a year at the Varsity College Junior Campus as their home ground. The ground at Varsity College was not up to competition standard so no games could be played there which meant the teams had a lot of travelling to do in that first season. The move resulted in the club expanding in players.
2009 - Present
The 'Raptors' have steadily increased their teams and were given the good news that in 2010 they would be moving over to Station Reserve (alongside cbus Stadium - home of the Titans) where the clubs numbers would no doubt increase even more. The club would finally have a field and clubhouse they could proudly call their own.