Moore Park plans Archem assault
MOORE Park Beach Football Club is on the cusp of fielding its first Archem Premier League team after director of coaching Fiona Stevenson announced the signings of Joel and Sam Porch.
The Bundaberg Spirit representatives agreed to return to Moore Park next season after spending last year with Bingera and Spirit, Stevenson said yesterday.
“Moore Park will definitely have a club in division one,” Stevenson said.
“The players are very keen and we have some coaches who are interested in becoming assistants.”
Veteran coach Bruce Leslight will run the team when training starts on January 11.
But the club is still looking to sign a veteran coach to take over as the full-time head coach.
“The assistants we have cannot commit to being head coach because of work commitments,” Stevenson said.
“So we still need someone with experience at that level to come in and take over.”
The club hopes it has more than one reason to celebrate in 2010, which is the 15th anniversary of Moore Park’s inception.
Along with the premiere of a division one team, Moore Park will also return to division one in the women’s competition, after missing last season.
Experienced junior coach Paul Ash has agreed to take the helm of the women’s team next season.
“He’s coached Queensland in primary schools and coached a lot of junior representative teams,” Stevenson said.
The club has high hopes for the women’s team, which will try to loosen Bingera’s 10-year stranglehold on the premiership.
“We’ve got a lot of good players and I’m sure we’ll be more than competitive next season,” Stevenson said.
Coaching applicants for the men’s division one team can telephone Stevenson on 0438 162 853 to discuss the position.
The club’s sign-on day will take place on January 27.