Coach has confidence in his team
CONFIDENT COMPETITORS: Gayndah Gladiators are ready for the 2015 season. GAYNDAH Gladiators’ new coach Glen Oppermann predicts his team will be in this year’s grand final.
“The grand final teams will probably be Gayndah and the others will have to sort it out themselves as to who does the best through the season,” Oppermann said.
“The grand final isn’t won until the last game is played.”
As Gayndah proved last year, any team in a four-team competition – including the one at the bottom of the table – has the chance to make the grand final.
While the Gladiators would need to have a strategy to play each opposing team, Oppermann said their training focus was first and foremost good fitness, followed by high skill levels.
“I would say Eidsvold is traditionally a very hard team to play, Monto is well-drilled, and Mundubbera is a very big side,” he said.
“We’ve all got our own strengths and traits as a football side – each team has its merits.
“The Gladiators’ strengths are they’re a young side, very keen and enthusiastic and very skilled with the experience that they gained last season.
“The way they finished last season gave them a lot of confidence.”
Glen Oppermann The Gladiators’ strengths are they’re a young side, very keen and enthusiastic