Schwass brings up 100 games for Bears

Saavanah Bourke

Pizzey Park will play host to the annual Anzac Day Clash between the Burleigh Bears and Papua New Guinea Hunters this weekend.

While this Sunday will commemorate the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served our country, the day will also mark a significant milestone for one of the Bears own.

UAA Burleigh Bears forward Hayden Schwass will play his 100th Intrust Super Cup game for the club.

Making his debut back in 2013 against the Ipswich Jets, eight years in the competition has shaped the 25 year old into the player he is today.

“It’s a pretty big milestone to reach,” Schwass said.

“You just put your best foot forward each week and over time you learn different ways that the game is played and new things about yourself too,” he said.

This year, there’s only one thing Schwass wants to achieve.

“Obviously we want to make the grand final and win it again.

“For me I just want to go out each week and put my best foot forward and play good to keep my spot in the team.

“And if I can snag an NRL contract at the end of all of it that would be pretty good too.”

The Hunters are no easy task, winning three from four this season, they’re on a hot streak that will be tough to halt.

“They’re obviously a very physical and fast team. We obviously have to turn up and get everything right on the day, but we’ll be ready for it,” Schwass said.

But playing at home will work in the Bears favour, something Schwass see’s as an advantage.

“It definitely is, playing at home in front of your family and friends is always good and it’s pretty special considering it’s Anzac Day as well. “

The Bears women will kick off the Anzac Day action at Pizzey Park when they face the Capras in the BHP premiership at 12.10pm. Preceding the ISC game will be the Pre game ANZAC Day ceremony

The UAA Burleigh Bears will follow at 2.10pm against the Hunters, with the Hastings Deering Colts wrapping up the day in their clash against the Mustangs at 4.10pm. The

There will be free entry for current and ex servicemen and women.

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