New Clinton Premier League coach Les Jones is hoping to take his side to the Wesley Hall Trophy.
New Clinton Premier League coach Les Jones is hoping to take his side to the Wesley Hall Trophy. Mike Richards GLASOCC

Jones keen to add another coach title to his tally

BACK when he was playing football himself, Les Jones won a few Wesley Hall Cups in the CQ Premier League.

Unable to remember just how many, the new coach of Clinton's Premier side is keen to add another to his tally while commanding from the sideline.

Asked by the committee to take over the reins of the 2013 runners-up, who lost the final to Frenchville 4-3, Jones decided if he was going to be watching all the matches anyway, he may as well take on the role.

"I have been involved with the club for a while; this is the first season I have coached seniors," Jones said.

"I pretty much hope we can continue the culture of the last six years."

Venturing into the finals for the last half decade, Clinton has returned with two Wesley Hall Cups in the time, and despite a change of the guard in coaching and captaincy, with Brendan Kanofski stepping down to local leagues for the upcoming season.

A number of changes have left Jones unsure of the make-up of his team, but confident the majority will understand what it takes to win and pass the knowledge on.

"Don't know yet for sure; we welcome all interested players that want to play at a higher level," Jones said.

"We have got a good culture and were unfortunate to lose last year."

Jones, while being new to coaching, will have the added trick of drawing upon his experiences as a player in his time when he was back in Rockhampton.

For Jones and his players though, one new element in the season is an unknown, which is the addition on the schedule of the FFA Cup.

Needing to beat the local teams initially to progress to higher levels, Clinton will begin the Cup around Easter.



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