Coach confident of Raiders talent
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
GLADSTONE Leagues Club Raiders under-19 coach Will Jamieson has given his team licence to 'have fun' in today's divisional clash against the Central Highlands at Marley Brown Oval.
Like the open squad, the Raiders have been affected by some late withdrawals, but an upbeat Jamieson believes they have enough talent on the park to chalk up a home victory.
'Even though there are a couple of boys who pulled out, we still have a very strong team,' Jamieson said.
'There is talent all over the park and we are keen to utilise every possible drop of that talent.'
When Jamieson says he has a wealth of talent to chose from, he is right.
Tannum Sands trio Callum Wilson, Trent Minton and Luke Murphy are dangerous players, while the likes of Brendon Gibb (Brothers), Doug Cowper (Valleys) and Lynton Allen (Biloela) also feature in the team.
'I know that every player in this team will do the Gladstone jumper proud and we should play well,' Jamieson said.
The under-19 clash starts at 4.30pm and is the second of three matches played on a big day of football.
The under-17s commence the day of football at 3pm, while the feature open clash kicks-off at 6pm.