Sport

Spence splits with Broncos

Michael Spence’s desire to play with full-blooded passion has caused him to exit the Broncos.
Michael Spence’s desire to play with full-blooded passion has caused him to exit the Broncos. WARREN LYNAM

FORMER Coffs Harbour rugby league junior Michael Spence has left Brisbane Broncos with the full blessing of coach Ivan Henjak.

Spence was last Sunday named at lock in the club’s star-studded 2011 NRL squad but local Brisbane Broncos representative Anthony Field confirmed he then made overtures to be released from his contract, due to an ongoing series of injuries.

“The way Michael throws himself into his work means he’s never going to emerge unscathed,” Field said.

“While I haven’t had personal contact with him for a while I knew how much the club values him and there’s no doubt he’ll be an enormous asset wherever he goes.”

Spence’s father, Greg, said yesterday that the never-ending training schedule involving the Broncos and their Queensland Cup affiliate Redcliffe Dolphins had taken its toll with an ongoing run of hip injuries.

“He never does things by halves and would spend three hours training with the Broncos, jump in the car and then head to Redcliffe training,” Greg Spence revealed.

“It’s pretty full-on but the family and I are very proud of what he’s achieved in a short time.”

The young forward has already received offers for the 2011 season but has not made any firm decisions.

However, it’s known he has always had a burning ambition to return one day to the Comets.



Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

City traffic congests

MERRY GO ROUND: U-turn bays are situated at the intersection re-directing traffic to alternative routes around the CBD, creating traffic congestion.

Works congest traffic flow in Coffs CBD

Sand dumping expected for damaged coastal dunes

Coffs Harbour lifeguard Alistair Lane,  beach erosion Park Beach 01 March 2016Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Sand dumping expected for damaged dunes

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

The Aanuka Beach Resort has been listed for sale

Prominent Coffs Harbour beach resort listed for sale

Latest deals and offers

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Perisher has 50cm of snow

Resort to open after 50cm of snow.

Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow to open after 50cm of snaow falls in Perisher valley.

Rider with bikie links leaves crash scene

Police say a motorcyclist, who is suspected to have links to an outlaw motorcycle...

Local rent labelled too costly

UNAFFORDABLE: Coffs Harbour’s rentals are too costly according to the latest Rental Affordability Index.

Local rental prices too costly, index says

Commercial Property June 16 edition

SNAPPED UP: A sushi shop in a106sq mground-floor tenancy with a 43sq moutdoor area in Southport Central Towers on the Gold Coast has sold for $954,000.

RealCommercial edition June 16, 2016.