QWAFL 2015: Griffith Moorooka preview

By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles

2014 season wrap

2014 was a difficult year for the Griffith Moorooka Roosters. They finished the home and away season in seventh position, with two wins, 11 losses and a draw. It may have been a lean year, but they were able to develop and get game time into a lot of new players. With new coach Glen Hoggets on board for 2015, the Roosters will be looking to climb the ladder in 2015.

Who’s in?

Rebecca McInnes, from the South Towoomba Bombers in the Darling Downs league joined the Roosters over summer. Griffith have also recruited a lot of players that are new to football, and they are hoping that they these girls can develop throughout the season.

Who’s out?

There will be three notable exclusions from the Roosters squad when they run out for round 1 this season.  Jenna White will lineup for Wilston Grange this year, Melissa Goode has transferred to UQ and Sarah Duncan is not returning to football.

Pre-season focus

New coach Glen Hoggets wants to get the basics right in 2015. After starting pre-season before Christmas, and then training with the men’s team for the first month of 2015, the focus has been predominantly on improving the skill level of all the players.

Coach Glen Hoggets’ thoughts on 2015

“My expectation is for the girls to be more competitive and try and win more games than they did last year. It’s a matter of trying to bridge the gap to Yeronga and Wilston Grange and the like, and get closer to them than they were last year.”

Who has the X factor?

Most QWAFL pundits would be very familiar with the name Sam Virgo, and for good reason. Running off halfback, the former state representative is the one who can single handedly change the momentum of a game. Look for the Roosters to set up off there offensive game off her rebound.

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