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Pride Captain Craig Chapman to Play his 100th Game!

Beenleigh Pride take on Brighton Roosters at Bill Norris Oval on Saturday 15 May 2021 in what will be Craig Chapman’s 100th game for the club.

Chapman, who has played Queensland Cup for Souths Logan and Mackay Cutters has been captain of the club since 2017, winning 3 consecutive premierships, and taking the club to the Brisbane Rugby League A Grade competition in 2021.

Craig Chapman with family.

‘Chappo’ as he is known by all Pride supporters, is the first player to play 100 games for the Pride after starting in the Pride’s 2nd ever game in 2015 and missing less than a handful of games since.

The durable, dependable halfback continues to lead the way for the A Grade team, kicking them to their 1st win in A Grade in round 2 at Carina. The last minute sideline conversion, taking his team to 28-26 win after being behind 20-6 at half time.

Anthony Friend – Chairman of the club, smiles when someone mentions ‘Chappo’ playing his 100th game.

Chapman in action on the feild.

“Mate, he has been huge for us. We wouldn’t be the club we are without the leadership of Chappo, and probably his right boot too.  He has kicked us to a couple of premierships, and lead the boys well out there. I hope some of the kids watching him play are getting inspired and wanting to play for the Pride. He is an absolute legend of this club and we are happy to have him.”

Beenleigh Pride are have an ‘Old boys and sponsors day’ for the match, in which all former players and supporters of the club are invited down to celebrate the milestone with their former teammate.

4 games are being played throughout the day with:

  • Souths Logan u20s taking on Brighton Roosters at 12 noon,
  • Pride take on Brighton Roosters in Reserve Grade (1:30pm) A Grade (3pm) and
  • The Chris Cox Memorial team taking on Eagleby Giants in an Open 2 local derby.

Gates open at 11am with $5 entry for ages 15 and over.

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