Premier men sure to thrill
THE key to the Whitsunday Football Club’s (WFC) premier men’s season will be an emotional rollercoaster but it will be an exhilarating ride along the way.
The team is preparing for this weekend’s Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup clash with Country United at the Whitsunday Sportspark, where it will be banking on its youth.
Lathan Dunn (18), Owen (16) and Andrew Hodgen (20) and Mitchell Clarke (16) are just a few of the exciting young players the club boasts who will provide flair, skill and passion.
While a young team can be inconsistant, the upside in this group is enormous.
The FFA Cup is the perfect stage for WFC’s premier men, as a deep run in the competition could put them in front of the country’s biggest clubs. “It’s a big opportunity for the young players of the club to show that they’ve got,” Mitchell said.
“With our younger players coming up every year this year’s looking even more promising.”After two consecutive grand final appearances for the premier men, Mitchell says WFC is “getting closer every year” in the Mackay and Regional Football Zone competition.
Although the end goal is premiership success in the regular season, the club is focused on the present and Saturday’s clash with Country United.
“I don’t think they’re too big of an opponent,” Mitchell said.
“They’re a good warm-up stage to see where we are at this year.”
The Whitsunday Sportspark will host a triple-header this Sa- turday, with ladies kicking-off proceedings at 3pm.
WFC’s MCL team will be in action from 4.30pm while the crucial FFA Cup game will begin at 6pm.
KICKING GOALS: Young guns Lathan Dunn, Owen and Andrew Hodgen and Mitchell Clarke are part of the bright future WFC is building.