Could this be the year Wilston Grange break their 47-year senior finals drought?
Off-season activity certainly leads to positive vibes at Hickey Park with Head Coach Brent Moloney back for another season, a minimum number of changes to the playing roster and a focus on fitness.
“We were the first senior football club in Queensland to start preseason training,” said Moloney.
“I’m happy with the position we are in and the fitness of the playing group.
“Last year we gave opportunities to a lot of our youth talent and now we are seeing these players develop into exciting prospects.
“I truly believe that we have the best football program in Queensland and the future looks very bright at our club.”
Along with Moloney, the rest of Wilston Granges’ football department has returned including Wayne McDougall (Football Director), Michael Richardson (Playing Assistant), Matty Waters (Midfield Coach), Rob Callander (Development Coach), Brad Jarrett (Dev Assistant), and Leigh Stevenson (Senior Assistant).
“Our coaching staff have over 1,000 games of experience; I could not ask for a better group to lead and develop this club,” said Moloney.
New additions at Hickey Park, include Dylan Nourish, a defender from Epping Victoria, ruckman Brodie Foster along with Colts players Hugh Fidler and Lachie Nixon – Smith.
“Several of our players have gone to play VFL for Aspley this year,” said Moloney.
“Our 2020 Best and Fairest, Will McKenzie has made Aspley’s final list, as coaches it’s our goal to push our talent to the highest level.
“Hopefully, we will see Will along with Brisbane Lions VFL players Charlie Bowes, Tahj Abberley and Shatna Cashen-Harris pull on the Wilston Grange jersey this season.”
Wilston Grange will open their 2021 QAFL season with a trip to the Sunshine Coast where they face Noosa at Rococo Oval on Saturday, April 3.
Wilston Grange in 2020:
Played 9. Won 1, lost 7.
Points for: 406
Points against: 675 (percentage 60.15)
Best and fairest: Will McKenzie