CQ Mariners’ Stephen Kibby believes his team is capable of winning a premiership.
CQ Mariners’ Stephen Kibby believes his team is capable of winning a premiership. Luka Kauzlaric

Mariners fancy their chances in first season

DESPITE being in its debut season, CQ Mariners FC are premiership contenders, according to its centre midfielder Stephen Kibby.

A leader in the young side, Kibby says the team can surprise the competition.

The New Zealander has a point - a draw with reigning premiers Meteors.

"The beginning of the season we were short on players and we are a young side with talent," he said.

"We have surprised ourselves a little bit but we are capable of winning the title."

Kibby arrived in Gladstone 18 months ago and this is the first time he has been playing locally.

Originally more focused on work as a surveyor's assistant, the 22-year-old was dragged along to a training session and believed the club was already on the path to success.

"I liked what I saw, I have met some great people," he said.

Now the goal is aimed directly at continual improvement and the possibility of knocking off the competition, Kibby leading the way on the field, but not on the scoreboard.

"I have had a dry spell, I missed a sitter last night," he said.

Gladstone 1st Division:

  • CQ Mariners 3 drew Meteors 3
  • Yaralla 2 drew BITS 2
  • Valleys played Clinton Sunday evening


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