Coach has con­fi­dence in his team

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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

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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