When Ross Bella debuted for the Mackay Cutters back in 2014, no one knew what was really about to hit them. And now stepping into his 50th game, Cutters captain Ross Bella is excited and as focused as ever to keep hitting those big milestones both personally and as a team.
“I’m really just prepping for this game as usual. A bit of rain has disrupted us this week, but that’s nothing we haven’t already dealt with before.” Bella said.
Bella is no stranger around the Cutters stomping grounds, as he is one the club’s alumni pathways players, having gone through all pathway programs with the Cutters.
“The club means a lot to me. Having come through all the junior pathways and also making my debut here, the club will always have a special spot in my heart. Cutters have given me so many opportunities, and I’m really grateful to them for allowing me to progress the way I have in my career.”
While this is Bella’s 50th game with the Mackay Cutters, it is also the club’s 300th Cup game. These two milestones combined make for an extremely determined team, and captain heading down to the Gold Coast to take on the Burleigh Bears.
“We proved in round 6 we are able to not only compete but also beat one of the top teams, even without the majority of our cowboy’s contingents. My goal is definitely to put an 80 minute performance together like that again not just this weekend but with all our upcoming games, after being a bit touch and go at the start of this season.” Bella explained.
Can we expect to see 300 games out of you in the future just like the club’s milestone this week?
“God no, I’m already old enough as it is! No, I’m not too fussed. I’m going to get as many in as possible, just take it year by year and go from there.” Bella told Mackay Cutters.