Pythons prepare for home double header

The Canowindra Pythons (top) and Cowra-Canowindra Python-Eagles (bottom) will play their round three Central West Rugby fixtures at Tom Clyburn Oval this Saturday.
The Canowindra Pythons (top) and Cowra-Canowindra Python-Eagles (bottom) will play their round three Central West Rugby fixtures at Tom Clyburn Oval this Saturday.

While Saturday's Balloon Glow promises to be a big one for the town of Canowindra, for its local Rugby Union team it is also an opportunity to show off their wares to the town and visitors.

"It's huge for a club like us," Canowindra Pythons President Jack Beath said.

The Pythons will be hosting a double header in the afternoon at Tom Clyburn Oval before the Glow, while in the evening, the club will be on hand to run the bar during the Glow, which draws hundreds of visitors.

In previous years we've always tried to have a home game on the balloon festival

Pythons president Jack Beath

The combined women's Cowra-Canowindra side will take on the Orange Emus in their first game for premiership points in Canowindra, while the men's team will take on Geurie, who've won their first two matches in the Central West Rugby's Oilsplus North tournament.

"In previous years we've always tried to have a home game on the balloon festival," the president said.

"It's a profitable thing for the club."

Beath said he was pleased with his men's team and their match up of the season, an away loss to Coolah.

"An away trip first up like that is alway's gonna be tough... The boys did well to get enough numbers," Beath explained, adding Geurie will be a solid test for the team.

"It'll be good to see how the boys can do."

Beath also said he was excited about the early success of the combined women's team in the Westfund Ferguson Cup, with the team at 1-1 despite coming together at the last minute.

"[It] makes us pretty happy that we can bring girls into the club [and] they're enjoying it, and they're getting out there and playing a bit of footy," he said.

The Cowra-Canowindra team are scheduled to play at 2.15pm this Saturday, while the Pythons men's team will play afterwards, kicking-off at 3.15pm.

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