WFC ready to kick off in 2017 sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SOCCER: Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club is ready for round one in the Mackay com­pe­ti­tion this week­end.

While it’s been a busy pre-sea­son, un­for­tu­nately the club says Cy­clone Deb­bie has hit its player num­bers hard.

“We’re slowly get­ting to­gether,” new coach­ing di­rec­tor Steve Heron said.

“Our big­gest prob­lem is the cy­clone, so we’re short on play­ers, but as a group it’s go­ing very well.

“The pre-sea­son has been pretty good. I think we’re ready for it.

“It’s just a lack of the play­ers we need to work with. I’ve been very pleased with our gen­eral prepa­ra­tion we’ve been able to do.”

Heron said de­spite the set­backs, the feel­ing in the men’s premier side was they could be a force to be reck­oned with this year.

“They’ve shown a lot of heart al­ready,” he said.

“At training on Tues­day we had a good dis­cus­sion.

“If we keep go­ing the way we’re go­ing, we’re go­ing to be strong.”

Fielding a premier, re­serves and a ladies team this year, the club is still look­ing for play­ers.

Any­one in­ter­ested can con­tact the Whit­sun­day Foot­ball Club Face­book page or at­tend training on Tues­day and Thurs­day from 7–9pm. On Satur­day in Mackay, the premier men take on the Mackay Lions, the re­serves play the Mag­pies and the ladies take on Coun­try United.

PHOTO: MADOLYN PETERS

NEW STRIPES: The Brah­mans will get their first chance for re­venge this week­end against the Mackay Mag­pies in round one of the Mackay com­pe­ti­tion.

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