News

Tarryn gets back on home turf

HE’S BACK: Tarryn Bowers will cheer on his teammates at home fixtures this weekend.
HE’S BACK: Tarryn Bowers will cheer on his teammates at home fixtures this weekend. Tom Threadingham

AUSSIE RULES: THE Lockyer Valley Demons hope the community will rally around Tarryn Bowers this weekend.

The 19-year-old proudly walked out of hospital on Saturday following a stint in the cardiac ward and surgery to implant a defibrillator in his chest.

Tarryn suffered a serious injury during a match against the Goondiwindi Hawks at Pittsworth Oval in July.

He collapsed, suffered a cardiac arrest and was later airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital where he was placed into an induced coma.

But now back on home turf, Tarryn said he was unsure whether he would ever run on the field again.

"I'll just have to slowly get back into using my arm again, they don't want me to jump into any weights or anything because I can't risk moving (the defibrillator) and making it disconnect," he said.

"I'll still go with the team to games and be a part of it as much as I can, I'm not just going to drop it and not just go.

"I'm going to support them and let them know I'm still around."

Dad Tony Bowers remains optimistic, refusing to completely rule out a future return for the young Demon.

"It's going to be at least a few months to get through just this part I would assume," Tony said.

"I don't think it's permanently off the table, but it's up to Tarryn and how he is coping.

"He might get down the track and get knocked at training and realise 'nah I don't want to take this chance'."

One of the first things on Tarryn's list after getting out of hospital was to attend the Demons training sessions.

"It's good to show everyone I'm there, I'm getting better, I'm out and on the road to recovery," he said.

This Saturday the Lockyer Valley Demons will host a home round across all grades at Cahill Park, with the seniors to kick off at 2.30pm.

As part of the day, teams will wear red arm bands in support of Tarryn and the Heart Foundation.

A donation tin will also be on site to raise funds for Tarryn.

Topics:  aussie rules gatton lockyer valley demons


Stay Connected

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

Lockyer Salvos need help to continue services

GIVE GENEROUSLY: Lockyer Salvos Captian Craig Harlum urges the community to give hope where it's needed most during their Red Shield Appeal.

Red Shield Appeal kicks off in valley

Gatton's smallest Picassos on display

MASTERPIECE: Gatton Child Care Centre's Lilly, Koby and Shae with their natural art installation at Lockyer Valley Art Gallery.

Gatton's newest art exhibition is sure to impress.

Wet and mud doesn't stop the Glamorgan Vale team

STATE CHAMPS: Glamorgan Vale showjumper Stuart Jenkins and Fairview Aliquidam won the Queensland State Showjumping Championships at the Gympie Show.

Stuart Jenkins and Aliquidam win state championships.

Local Partners

Kensington Grove family bonds out on the racing track

Shane, Kallan and Larissa Manning all competed as the Lockyer Valley Speedway held their final meeting of the season on Saturday.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!