Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rangers Boys Celebrate in Style; High Fashion Catches the Eye at Coronation Hotel

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rangers Boys Celebrate in Style; High Fashion Catches the Eye at Coronation Hotel

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Female Rangers?

MAD Monday celebrations were again in the news this week after Canterbury Bulldogs players were caught out in a foul-mouthed tirade to a female journalist.

But not all footballers can be tarred with the same brush.

Ipswich Rangers players celebrated their Barber Cup triumph with some light-hearted frivolity at their home-away-from-home, the Coronation Hotel in West Ipswich.

Yes, there was some sillyness and more than enough bad fashion choices by the boys (see picture) who had obvioulsy cleaned out the summer dress bargain-bin at the Salvos.

But spies tell the Phantom it was all good natured and they were embraced by the hotel that has decades of history with the Rangers through the McLean family.

Congratulations again boys on the Barber Cup win as well as keeping it together during the celebrations.

Hidden Talent

BRAD George is known as a man who doesn't use two words when one will do.

He has plenty to say and it is usually direct and to the point.

It's clear on the basketball court as much as anywhere else when he gives calm, clear direction to his Ipswich Force charges.

With that in mind, Phantom was a little surprised to hear George has a comedic streak.

During the wedding reception following his marriage to basketball sweetheart Marney Lee, George was at his best during the groom's address, offering words of wisdom and passion with more than a little bit of comedic timing worked in.

Well done Brad and congratulations to the new power couple of Ipswich basketball on their happy day.

Football teamwork

WHAT the recently-formed Ipswich Football committee has achieved in such a short time has surprised a lot of people.

The new partnership between six rival regional clubs has resulted in Western Pride Football Club being formed to field junior and senior teams in next year's Australian Premier League state competition.

Ipswich official Todd Hunt summed it up perfectly after leaving the latest meeting following Pride's admission to the APL. …

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